Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the ‘false
Information’ being circulated that the State Government demolished a Mosque in Port
Harcourt, saying that the report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection.
Addressing journalists at the supposed location of the mosque on Biambo Street Off, School
Road by Mami Market Junction, near Rainbow Estate on Monday, Governor Wike said there
was no Mosque on ground, hence nothing was demolished.
Governor Wike explained that some persons started erecting illegal foundation at the
disputed land, even though they had no approval to embark on any construction work.
The Governor urged the Muslim Community in Rivers State to show him where a Mosque was
demolished in the State. He advised them not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to
peddle false stories against the Rivers State Government.
He stated that several Mosques constructed on the approval of the State Government exist
across Port Harcourt and other major towns of Rivers State, without the State Government
demolishing them. Governor Wike said that the State Government operates within the rule of
law, adding that it will not be distracted by the illegal circulation of fake reports.