Governor Sim Fubara of Rivers State is seen to avoid direct replies and confrontation with his godfather, Nyesom Wike. He however, seems to pick his words to communicate determinations.
Anybody who wants to understand him would have to interpret him. Even his choice of photographs these days speaks volume.
Now, he says his administration is determined to enthrone an enviable Rivers that satisfies the dreams and aspirations of all residents. Many understand this to mean that he would not bow to distractions but would fight hard to succeed, despite all odds.
To achieve such a feat, Gov. Fubara charged all residents to embrace peace, exhibit mutual harmony among themselves and meaningfully contribute their quota to achieve designated developmental activities that will eventually benefit the state.
Fubara asserted at the funeral service in honour of late monarch of Kalabari, Theophilus J.T. Princewill, which was held at the King Amachree Square in Buguma Town, Asari Toru Local Government Area.
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.”
He went on: “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.”
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The governor further applauded the level of cooperation seen between the bereaved family and the entire Kalabari people through the various stages of preparations leading to the eventual burial of their late king to the disappointment of those who had predicted the crisis.
He urged the Kalabari people to continue to live in peace even after the burial of their late king, adding that nobody in the State should lose hope because his administration is committed not to disappoint, regarding all their expectations.
In his sermon, the intercontinental Youth Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Belemina Obunge, who represented the General Overseer of the Church, Enoch Adeboye, preached on the topic: “Don’t wait until you’re late” and harped on the need for people to seek God fervently, serve him truthfully while also living peaceably with neighbours in their various communities.