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U-17 World Cup Victory: Rivers Governor Congratulates Golden Eaglets

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 at 9:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has congratulated Nigerians over the victory of the Golden Eaglets at the just concluded Under 17 FIFA World Cup held in Chile.

The governor also congratulated the technical crew and players of the Golden Eaglets for winning the trophy through hard work, display of soccer artistry and show of patriotism during the World Cup in Chile.

Governor Wike via Simeon Nwakaudu, his Special Assistant (Media), expressed happiness that the young footballers and their handlers did the nation proud during the competition, noting that with the professionalism displayed by the players, most of them would become world stars in no distant time.

He assured that his administration would continue to promote sports as a platform for empowering youths in line with the state’s New Rivers Development Blueprint.

Already, the Rivers State since Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike assumed office has hosted the Nigerian Super Eagles and other national teams of the country in the state government’s bid to encourage sporting activities.

The governor also disclosed that he has paid the outstanding salaries owed players of Dolphins Football Club, Sharks Football Club and Rivers Angels Football Club by the immediate past administration. The governor also revealed that he has cleared the outstanding salaries of physically challenged athletes in the state, and has invested in sports development programmes, making Rivers State the sports hub of the country.