Rivers State Government says Port Harcourt and indeed, Rivers State is safe to host sports events.
State Commissioner for Sports, Boma Iyaye, stated this after a meeting with the organising committee for the 2nd Governor Wike pre-season soccer tournament starting in Port Harcourt on Friday, 6th November 2020.
According to him, Port Harcourt has hosted several high profile sporting and non-sporting events without a single incident, pointing that the Governor Wike pre-season tournament would be held successfully without any distractions.
He stressed that security of lives and property remains paramount to the Governor Nyesom Wike-led administration, hence the safe environment being enjoyed by people in the state.
Meanwhile, the draw for the tournament would be held on Thursday 5th November , 2020 at the ministry of sports conference hall by 11am.
(Editor: Tunde Orebiyi)