Wike bags African award

Posted on Mar 29 2018 - 1:57pm by admin

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt

RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has been nominated for the International Sports Press Association-Africa’s Africa Power of Power Award.

In a nomination letter to the governor, President AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi, said  the body decided to honour Wike  because of his contribution to sports   development on the continent.

A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, said  AIPS Africa also recognised  the governor  for using  sports to engage  African youths.

Wike is expected to be decorated on May 8 and 9  in Brussels, Belgium.

The statement quoted the letter as saying, “The decoration of this badge of honour will take place at the continental meeting in Brussels on the 8th/9th of May 2018.”

AIPS Africa also stated that Wike would be expected to deliver a lecture on the topic; ‘Peace and Progress through Sports in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria’ to the full house of the 94-year-old International Sports Press Association comprising no fewer than 108 countries.

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