‘Rivers will showcase state’s culture at Ezeji’s testimonial’
The Rivers State Government is planning to showcase the state’s tradition and culture during the celebration of star footballer, Victor Ezeji’s testimonial in December, the state’s Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Tonye Briggs-Oniyide, has revealed.
Speaking on the programme for the testimonial of the Nigerian league legend, Briggs-Oniyide said the state’s cultural troupe would be part of the event, acknowledging that such an event in honour of an athlete, who painted Rivers State in great colours, will attract a host of esteemed guests and would thus present an opportunity for the culture of Rivers people to be exhibited.
Speaking while receiving members of the Main Organizing Committee of the Victor Ezeji Testimonial in her office, Briggs-Oniyide said, “as a ministry, I want to tell you Culture and Tourism is going to be part of this testimonial.
The cultural troupe of Rivers State is going to be part of this event.
“Definitely, people are coming from everywhere, so it is also a tourist event. We will have visitors from outside the country and outside the state, so we ought to showcase what our cultural heritage is all about.”
The Ezeji testimonial is scheduled for December 10 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt to celebrate the career of the striker, who is quitting the game after 20 years of top-flight action.