PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has congratulated Nigerians over the victory of the Golden Eaglets at the just concluded Under-17 FIFA World Cup held in Chile.
According to a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, special assistant, media, the governor also congratulated the technical crew and players of the Golden Eaglets for winning the trophy through hardwork, display of soccer artistry and show of patriotism during the World Cup in Chile.
The statement said Wike 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.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
He said his administration would continue to promote sports as a platform for empowering youths in line with the state’s New Rivers Development Blueprint.
According to Nwakaudu, the Rivers State Government since Wike assumed office has hosted the Super Eagles and other national teams of the country in the state government’s bid to encourage sporting activities.