Governor of Rivers State, Sim Fubara has said the state is undergoing a difficult period.
He called for a peaceful atmosphere, stressing that this would enable his administration to achieve its development strides.
Fubara stated this amidst the political battle between him and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, which has caused political tension in the state.
He said his administration can’t achieve any progress in a tensed atmosphere.
The governor stated this during the funeral service of late King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, Amachree XI, the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of the Kalabari Kingdom, held at the King Amachree Square in Buguma Town, Asari Toru Local Government Area on Thursday.
According to him: “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.
“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.”