Sports Journalists from across the world will on Monday join their counterparts from Africa to confer on the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the Power of Sports (POS) award in Brussels, Belgium.
In a press release by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu,he said that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was nominated for the prestigious Power of Power (POS) Award by the International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa.
President AIPS Africa, Mitchell Obi said Governor Wike is 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 Award Nomination letter to Governor Wike 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 on Tuesday, May 9, 2018.
While congratulating the Rivers State Governor, the AIPS Africa president praised his commitment to the growth of sports on the continent.