NIGERIAN Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Director-General Dr. Dakuku Peterside has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a stabilising factor in Nigeria.
He noted that Buhari and the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, who is also the former Rivers State Governor, are good leaders, who are determined to move Nigeria forward.
Peterside, the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the 2015 election, spoke yesterday in his home at the old Government Reservation Area (GRA), Port Harcourt, while receiving at his home thousands of Muslims from across Nigeria, but resident in the state, as part of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The Muslims were led by Alhaji Ali Kwande, who said they were proud of the detribalising virtues of Peterside, stressing that the visit was not to talk or play politics, but to share the joy of the Sallah with the NIMASA chief and members of his family.
Kwande added that they were also at Peterside home to appreciate the President and Amaechi for repositioning the country and enabling Nigerians benefit from the dividends of democracy.
Peterside said: “There is no ethnicity and no tribalism. Barka da Sallah. When you notified me that you wanted to pay me a Sallah visit, I did not think twice. I immediately replied: ‘Yes sir, I am available,’ and I notified the overall leader of our great party (APC), the Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who described you as his brothers and sisters.”