Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on leaders of the state from all political persuasions to liaise with his administration to move the state forward.
Speaking during the first anniversary Thanksgiving Service of Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta North, Rt Rev Wisdom Ihunwo at the Saint Andrew’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt on Saturday, the Governor said it is incumbent on leaders of the state to work for the development of the state.
Represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke, the Rivers State Governor said with the conclusion of elections, this is the time to promote a united front for growth.
He said: “Now that elections have been won and lost, it is important for us to come together for the development of the State.
“The Governor said that all political actors should reconcile for the good of the state. He forgave those who offended him and also sought forgiveness. Some criminal cases against some politicians have been withdrawn to pave the way for peace.
“The Governor is serious about peace and he is determined to promote peace at all times for the purpose of development in Rivers State “.
He appealed to the Church to participate in the development process, saying that the contributions of the Church will make the difference.
Governor Wike congratulated the Bishop for his first eventful year in office. He commended him for his investments in human empowerment, which is in line with the achievements of the Rivers State Government.
Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta North, Rt Rev Wisdom Ihunwo thanked God for giving him the opportunity to serve in his vineyard.
While acknowledging that there is much work to be done, he prayed God to always create the avenue for the Diocese to grow.
In a sermon, Anglican Bishop of Etche Diocese, Rt Rev Precious Nwala said that the Grace of God is necessary for salvation and social growth.
Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Mr Solomon Eke said that Bishop Wisdom Ihunwo is a blessing to the Church and the people of Rivers State.