Wike, Two Others For African Ambassador For Sports Award

The Executive Governor of
Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike has been nominated and is to be conferred with an award, African Ambassador for Sports by a non-governmental body, African Sporting Initiative.
According to a letter signed by the President of the Sports body, Abraham Kwaghfan on behalf of the Board of Trustees and made available to the media, Governor Wike is being accorded the recognition in view of his achievements, especially, his immense contributions to the development and empowerment of youth through sports, sports development and promotion at state, national and international levels.
To also be recognised by awards alongside the Governor are the founder of Go Round Football Club, Bro Felix Obuah, who is also Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP in Rivers State, and the Head of Service in Bayelsa State, who is also a former board member of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Dr. Peter Singabele.
The initiators of the award described it as part of measures to encourage the awardees to continue their positive contributions to the society, especially the sponsorship of youth empowerment programmes and peace initiatives in the interest of humanity.
The awards will be presented on the 21st of this month in Port Harcourt at the Sharks FC Stadium, during the closing ceremony of an U-20 Football tournament to commemorate the 2016 United Nations International Day for Peace, and annual event under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly. The 2015 edition was held in Ghana with the Independent Grassroots Sports Development Association of Nigeria, (IGSDA team) clinching the gold medal.
Meanwhile, Tidesports learnt that it would be the second occasion the African Ambassador for Sports award would be given out after the founder of IGSDA, Prince Miebi Ogunu was the first recipient in Port Novo, Republic of Benin in 2014.