Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State has sent a new message to the people of the oil-rich state amid the clash he has with his predecessor, Nyesom Wike.
The Governor appealed for a peaceful atmosphere, emphasizing that the state is currently facing challenging times.
Fubara underscored the importance of a tranquil environment for his administration to successfully implement its development initiatives, especially in light of the ongoing political tensions arising from the rift with Wike.
During the funeral service of the late King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, Amachree XI, the Amanyanabo, and Natural Ruler of the Kalabari Kingdom, held at the King Amachree Square in Buguma Town, Asari Toru Local Government Area, Governor Fubara addressed the audience.
He said: “We are in a difficult period, but just be peaceful. We cannot achieve progress in an environment of violence. We cannot grow our State to the level of our aspirations when there is trouble. We can only advance to our dream State in a peaceful environment. I urge every one of you to be peaceful. Peace is the only instrument that can bring development.”