Governor Wike redeems N15 million pledge to each player and official of Rivers United

Governor Wike redeems N15 million pledge to each player and official of Rivers United

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has redeemed his pledge of $20,000 (N15,600,000) to each player and official of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League winning team Rivers United football club of Port Harcourt.Governor Wike redeems N15 million pledge to each player and official of Rivers United

The Rivers state governor had in July, during a reception organized in Port Harcourt to honour the team for emerging champions of the NPFL, announced the donation of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to each player and official of the triumphant team.

The fulfillment of the pledge was presented to the team by Barr. Chris Green, the Commissioner for Sports Rivers State, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Governor Wike said the gesture is in fulfilment of his earlier promise to reward those who bring honours to the state.

While speaking in a media chat after the presentation, Barr Green extolled Governor Wike for his magnanimity and unending support to the club.

I am not even surprised because it’s part of him; His Excellency the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is a giver. He has a ministry of giving, like I have always said you cannot meet him and go back empty that is the kind of person he is. He is so compassionate, he is so benevolent. I am saying it with all amount of responsibility, his Excellency never, for once stopped in the support of this team

Green added that;

As a governor who matches his words with action, he has also promised to monitor the progress of the team in CAF competition as the state will always stand with the team.”

In his response, the General Manager of Rivers United Chief Dr Okey Kpalukwu, on behalf of the Management, players, technical crew and backroom staff, thanked the governor for fulfilling his promise.

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According to Dr Kpalukwu;

We will continue to appreciate our governor because this is the first of its kind in the history of football in Nigeria.”

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