River State Governor gift Nwabali 20million naira

Stanley Bobo Nwabali of Nigeria during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal between Nigeria and South Africa held at Peace Stadium in Bouake, Cote DIvoire on 07 February 2024 - Photo by Icon Sport
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The Governor of River state, Siminalayi Fubara, on Friday, said his administration will sustain purposeful governance and administrative efficiency because they are helping the people of the state to engage in ventures that bring honour.

The governor spoke when he hosted the Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, who participated in the just concluded 2023 African Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire.

The governor, who announced a N20million reward for Stanley Nwabali and the governor also gifted N30 million to the Super Eagles’ crew who were present.

In a related news,Fubara gifted N50 million to the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team, for emerging as champions in the Louis Edem National League competition.
This was contained in a statement issued by the media aide to the governor, Boniface Onyedi, and made available to newsmen.

Fubara said in providing good governance, his focus was to create an enabling environment in which the people of the state will continue to feel encouraged and do the right thing to align with what he is doing in changing the narrative of how Rivers State is perceived globally.

Fabura lauded the Rivers-born Stanley Nwabali for his excellent goalkeeping in the Super Eagles team, playing alongside other patriots in the just concluded AFCON, which has made Nigeria proud.

He said, “I want to join the great and wonderful people of Rivers State to congratulate you, our brother Stanley Nwabali and our wonderful team.
“We are here again in just about four months after you won a local trophy.

“Today, you have brought a national trophy. So, when people say or talk behind us to ask what we are doing, we are achieving those things that are not, maybe, seen physically but they give joy and fulfilment.

“If we have not encouraged you in a way that motivated you, you won’t be where you are. So, it is part of purposeful governance and administrative efficiency.
“So, I want to thank you and assure you that we will continue to do our best.”

The state Commissioner for Sports, Christopher Green, appreciate Fubara for his support that motivated the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team to clinch the national league trophy as champions.

Speaking also, a former Commissioner for Justice and one-time Super Eagles player, Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka, while recorgnising the impact of sports development in the state, commended the purposeful leadership of Fubara.

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