Rivers People on Thursday trooped to the Port Harcourt International Airport to celebrate Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as he returned with the “Power of Sports” Award.
The International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa conferred the Power of Sports Award in a ceremony on Wednesday in Belgium witnessed by Sports Journalists from 108 Countries.
Accompanied by his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike and Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, Governor Wike returned to the love and support of Rivers people who sang his praises for doing the state proud.
Defying the heavy rains, Rivers people declared their unflinching support for Governor Wike in his commitment to change the fortunes of the state.
Governor Wike said that the award will only spur him to further dedicate himself to the construction of a New Rivers State. He said the investments of his administration will earn the state global acclaim.
He reiterated that the state’s investments in Sports, especially the Real Madrid Football Academy, is to empower youths with the right footballing skills and education to conquer the world.
The construction of the Real Madrid Football Academy will be flagged off on May 28, 2018 in an international event in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike said;
“I wish to reiterate our resolve to continue to tap the benefits of sport to advance social cohesion, peace and progress in Rivers State”
Chief of Staff to the Rivers State Governor, Engr Chukwuemeka Woke who welcomed the Rivers State Governor alongside other Rivers people, said that the State has transformed into an international reference point because of the outstanding developmental strides of Governor Wike.