The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has declared that no level of illegal use of force by the Federal Government’s security agencies will intimidate his government and people of the state.
Wike said his administration remained committed to the legal use of the people’s mandate to advance the course of development.
The Governor spoke during the commissioning of Anaka multi-million naira multi-purpose community hall Ogbogoro town on Sunday.
Wike was represented by his Chief of Staff, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke.
He called on people of the state to remain peaceful and calm despite the provocative actions against their interest.
Wike said the recent invasion of the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency training camp by the Army was done in bad faith.
He said, “The Rivers State House of Assembly passed a bill establishing Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
“The Governor of Rivers state signed that bill and it became a law of the state. If anybody or any organization or institution has anything against that law, what is natural, is to go to Court of law and challenge that law.
“You are aware and have seen the level of provocation by federal agencies. Only last week, they invaded the training camp of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency.
“But we are urging Rivers people to remain firm and strong. I tell you as far as Rivers state is concerned, we cannot be intimidated. No amount of federal might can intimidate us.
“I thank you again for the peaceful atmosphere that we witnessed here since the week-long celebration. It shows that this community is in peace and everybody is living in peace.
” There cannot be any meaningful development in any community where there is no peace.
“Let me also thank the youths of this community because I am aware that this project would have not come to this stage of commissioning , if the youths did not maintain peace in this community.
“I urge other communities in Ikwere ethnic nationality and indeed Rivers state at large to emulate the conduct of Anaka community.”
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