Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has acknowledged that his administration’s investment in sports is yielding benefits.
Governor Amaechi disclosed this shortly after receiving the second-place trophy for the 18th National Sports Festival, “Eko 2012”, from the Deputy Governor and Chairman of the Team Rivers Participation Committee, Engr. Tele Ikuru, at Government House, Port Harcourt at the weekend. In the Sports Festival hosted by Lagos State last year, Delta State emerged as overall winner followed by Rivers State. Earlier in 2011, Rivers State which hosted the sports festival – Garden City Games 2011 – became also the overall winner.
Amaechi congratulated the Team Rivers Participation Committee members for making it possible for Team Rivers to get second place, but urged them to work harder for first place in next year’s national sports festival billed for Calabar, Cross Rivers State.