Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2018 African Wrestling Championship, which will hold in Port Harcourt in February 2018.
Inaugurating the committee at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Governor Wike asked all members to organise a world-class event.
“This competition is important to Rivers State – give it all it takes. I urge you to start working immediately,” he said.
“Make sure that all the requirements are put in place for the championship. I will personally work to ensure that we have other sponsors for the event”.
The governor said the African Wrestling Championship would be given top priority in the coming four months, adding that it would effectively showcase the state and Nigeria.
He asked the committee, chaired by the Rivers State Commissioner of Sports, Mr Boma Iyaye, to work directly with security agencies to prevent any form of security breach during the championship.
Wike specifically challenged the Vice Chairman of the Local Organising Committee and President of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Mr Daniel Igali, to bring his experience and expertise to the table for the success of the event.
Responding on behalf of the committee, Iyaye assured the governor that the committee would deliver on its mandate by conducting a hitch-free championship.
Members of the Committee include Mr Stephen Adue, Mr Emma Okah, Professor Princewill Chike, Mrs Tonye Onyide and Mr Honour Sirawoo among others.
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