Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has congratulated the new Sarki Hausa/Fulani and Head of Muslim Community in Cross River State, Alhaji Garuba Lawan on his ascendence to the throne.
Ayade in a congratulatory message he personally signed described the emergence of Lawan as a well deserved, fitting and proper.
The governor charged the new monarch and spiritual head of Muslims in the state to ensure that peace and harmony reigned at all times ” between your subjects and your host communities”
According to Ayade,” Cross River is a haven for peace and tranquillity; here in our state, we see neither religion nor tribe, what we see and preach is humanity, I, therefore, urge you to be an agent of peace and positivity”
The governor expressed optimism that the new Sarki will consolidate the confidence-building process embarked upon by his predecessor.
“I have no doubt you will bring your courage, experience, discipline, knowledge and exposure to bear on the throne, thereby deepening the unity, love and harmony amongst the people as upheld by your late father and elder brother who reigned before you. I must say that your father was a unifying factor.
“Your enthronement as the supreme leader of Muslims in Cross River stands on the tripod of morality, religion and leadership of the Ummah, which I consider as a good development to the people of the state and the Islamic faith in particular.
“On behalf of the government and people of Cross River State, I congratulate you on your ascension to the throne and wish you a very successful and peaceful reign.