The State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that the peace which has currently enveloped Rivers State is maintained.
Governor Wike disclosed this during the plenary session of the 37th Annual Synod of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Port Harcourt Diocese at Banham Memorial Methodist Cathedral in Port Harcourt on Saturday 7th April, 2018.
Represented by his Deputy Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Governor Wike said peace is an effective ingredient for development to thrive in the state, stressing that “As a Government we have always been committed to ensure that peace is maintained, but above all we want to thank the Almighty God for giving us the peace that passes all understanding, the peace that is far above the imagination of our detractors. Rivers State is peaceful and we give God all the Glory.”
“the Rivers People will continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy across the Local Government Areas, in all sectors, education, health, infrastructure roads and everything that positively touches the lives of our people, we know that without good roads our businesses cannot function and without peace our people cannot be happy.”
In his address the Archbishop of Port Harcourt, Methodist Church Nigeria, Most Rev. Agwu in line with the theme of the synod, “Strive for Peace and Holiness” urged the people of the state to ensure peace and decorum as we prepare for the 2019 General Elections.
“Say no to cultism, violence and kidnapping. Go and register and obtain your permanent voters card, we should have credible, free and fair elections void of rancour and bitterness in rivers State”, He further said.
On his part the State Commissioner for Works, Dunamene Dekeekor expressed the need for the church to play its role in the election of credible leaders and urged them to ensure that they obtain their Permanent voters Card to perform their civic duties.
Prof. Victor Omuaru had earlier delivered a Keynote Lecture on the theme “Striving For Peace And Holiness” which was taken from Hebrews Chapter 12 verse 14.
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