Governor Wike Gets AIPS “Power of Sports” Award In Belgium

His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the executive Governor of River State of Nigeria on Wednesday May 9, 2018 received the AIPS Power of Sports Award at the ongoing 81st AIPS Congress in the Belgian capital, Brussels with Sports Journalists from 108 countries witnessing the event.

The Event took place at Le Plaza, Brussels and was performed by the AIPS President, Mr Gianni Merlo and AIPS Africa president, Mr Mitchell Obi .

Governor Wike was nominated by the International Sports Press Association-Africa (AIPS) Africa and the presentation of his award was witnessed by Sports Personalities and Journalists from across the globe.
The award was as a result of his remarkable commitement in raising the bar of sports matters and using sports as a catalyst for development in the South-South oil rich state.

The award was given to him by the apex body regulating Sport Journalism in the world  in recognition for his great contribution towards sports development in Nigeria.

Aside being the executive Governor of a state in Nigeria, Wike is an accomplished lawyer, administrator, politician, philanthropist and a diehard sports supporter.

Wike also had the privilege to present a landmark paper on Peace and Progress Through Sports in The Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

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