Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the State Government will honour the state’s contingent to the 19th National Sports Festival for winning the second position. Speaking after receiving the National Sports Festival Second Position Trophy at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike directed the State Commissioner of Sports to arrange for a date when the State Government will host the contingent.
Governor Wike also received a Special Recognition Award for his contribution to the development of Wrestling in Africa. He said: “I thank our contingent to the National Sports Festival for making the State proud.
I think with better preparation, we would have emerged the first place. “We have very good athletes and they showed themselves as great performers during the National Sports Festival. By the next Sports Festival, Rivers State will emerge the first”. Governor Wike said that the people of the Niger Delta are happy that states from the geo-political zone took the first three positions at the National Sports Festival.
The governor said that the Rivers State Government will continue to invest in the development of sports. Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Boma Iyaye said that the State received a trophy for being the first runner up at the 19th National Sports Festival. He said that the contingent of the state to the sporting fiesta displayed courage and dedication to win the second position.