Governor Wike gave the directive after inspecting the Junior Doctors’ Residential Quarters and the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt on Friday.
“The Real Madrid Football Academy is conceived to give skills to our youths. Those of them who are talented in football will continue with it and others will face academics. This is first of its kind in Africa and we appreciate our partnership with Real Madrid, Spain. Already, they have trained our coaches who are now eager to start work,” Wike said.
The Governor noted;
“Unfortunately, Covid-19 pandemic is preventing it. By the time the Federal Government directs for school to reopen, we hope to be ready.”
Wike further stressed that;
“The Special Adviser should start the admission process. Those who are qualified will be admitted and made to hold on for resumption. Our decision is that 70 percent admission will be for Rivers people while 30 percent for others.”
“Nobody will come here and not be happy with what we have done.”
Wike said his administration always set funds aside for any project that it awards. He stated that this is the reason why there would be no abandoned project in the State.
He stated that when completed, the Quarters would enhance the productivity of Doctors.