Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Sunday told the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, that he has nothing against Islam or any faith.
He made this known while showing Fayemi the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt.
A statement by the NGF’s spokesperson, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said that Fayemi was in Port-Harcourt, the River State capital, to verify the true situation about the issue..
“I have nothing against Islam or any faith for that matter.
“As you can see there was never a mosque on this ground instead it is a sewage site which has been in contention between the state government and some groups because they want to develop on prohibited land,” Wike said.
Speaking further, Governor Wike commended Fayemi, who was accompanied by the Director-General of the Forum, Asishana Okauru, for taking time to visit and verify the truth about the situation.
He also commended Fayemi’s leadership style which he described as exemplary, noting that he did not join those who rushed to judgement on the matter.