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Governor Wike to receive Power of Sports Award on May 8 in Belgium

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.

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.

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