Nigeria needs firm leadership to battle woes, says Wike – Nexus News

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Yesterday, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, disclosed that Nigeria needed strong leadership to deal with the enormous challenges facing the nation.

He also called for stronger relationships amongst the different ethnic and religious groups for peace and unity in the country.

Wike made this known during the Juma’at service in commemoration of the 61st independence anniversary of Nigeria which was held at the State Central Mosque, Niger Street, Port Harcourt.

Represented by Dr. Okiri Mohammed, his Special Adviser on School Sports, Governor Wike called for the unity of the country, especially at this point that she was facing several challenges.

“This independence of Nigeria is about the unity and strength of the country. Nigeria is passing through a perilous time and it requires strong leadership. It requires faith, and collectively we can achieve peace when we come together by the grace of God.”

Wike advised the people of Rivers State to back the government in the fight against the Federal Government as regards the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT).

The Sole Administrator, Rivers State Muslims Pilgrims Board, Abdul-Razak Diepreye, bewailed the security crisis facing the nation and urged the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to emerge with strong policies that would permit states to become economically viable.

Diepreye complimented Governor Wike for challenging the unlawful act of the Federal Government collecting VAT on behalf of the state governments.

“The nation is having serious security challenges. The APC-led Federal Government should be able to come up with necessary economic relief for this nation.

“I thank the governor of Rivers State for setting the pace in the history of this country. I wholeheartedly support him on this issue of VAT and I believe a lot of well-meaning Nigerians are also in support,” the sole administrator said.

In his message titled, “To Keep Hope Alive”, the Imam, Port Harcourt Central Mosque, Malik Yahaya, disclosed the sacrifices made by the forefathers in fighting for the independence of the nation.

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