Wike Lauds Successful  Hosting of West African Golf Tournament in Port Harcourt 

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the  successful  hosting  of the West African Golf Tournament  in Port Harcourt  further proves that the state remains secure for investments,  sports and tourism.
Speaking  on Sunday  at the Golf Course of Port Harcourt  Club where golf professionals  from all over West Africa  competed during  the  golf tournament, Governor Wike  said despite  the  sponsored  negative  media propaganda  to discredit  the state high profile  events’ planners continue to prefer the state.
He said there preference  for the state stems from their knowledge of  the  reality  on ground  in the  state.
He said: “I feel so happy that the entire West African  region have gathered  here in Port Harcourt  for this prestigious  golf tournament.
“These high profile golf professionals  have seen first hand that all they read in the newspapers  are merely  sponsored  propaganda.  Rivers  State  is safe for sporting events and business investments”.
The governor  said that his administration  has deliberately  improved  infrastructure  to make the state attractive  for the hosting of high profile events, which will energise hotel patronage  and other tourism related  activities.
He noted that his administration  would  continue  to  support sports because  of  its capacity  to  keep people mentally  and physically fit, in addition  to  creating  business  opportunities.
Earlier, Mr Emmanuel  Okene ,  captain  of  the  Port Harcourt  Club (Golf Section ), commended  the  governor  for his investments in sports.
He said the participants  drawn from  all over West Africa  enjoyed the security and ambience  of  Port Harcourt during their stay in the city.
Governor Wike  was accompanied  to the event by the State Commissioner  for  Sports,  Mr Boma Iyaye.
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