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Wike to receive Africa Power of Sports Award on May 8 in Belgium


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been nominated for the prestigious International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa Power of Power (POS) Award, according to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu,

In a nomination letter to the Rivers State Governor dated March 26, 2018, President AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi said Governor Wike was being recognised for his remarkable fidelity in raising the bar of sports matters and using sports as a catalyst for development.

The AIPS Africa also recognised the role of Governor Wike in Nigeria through the use of sports as a tool to effectively engage the youth population in the continent.

The letter read: “The decoration of this badge of honour will take place at the continental meeting in Brussels on May 8 and 9, 2018.”

The AIPS Africa also stated that Governor Wike is 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 (AIPS) comprising no fewer than 108 countries.

While congratulating the Rivers State Governor, the AIPS Africa president praised his commitment to the growth of sports in the continent.

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