By Dipo Olowookere
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has confirmed that the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt will be completed and commissioned in May 2019.
He gave this assurance on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after inspecting the projects.
The Governor said the project will create talented soccer players and manpower that will positively impact the economy of the state.
“This project will be completed and commissioned before the end of May this year. As you can see, the facilities are almost set.
“This facility will create international soccer stars and develop the economy of the state,” he enthused.
Governor Wike said contrary to propaganda by the opposition, the Real Madrid Football has been developed since it was initiated.
“Already 12 coaches are already in training in Madrid to work at the Academy. This academy will help the state,” he boasted, noting that many soccer enthusiasts have applied for admission into the academy.
Governor Wike also inspected the cinemas at the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park. The facility will be completed before end of May.
“This cinema will develop tourism across the region. We will build a five star hotel in Pleasure Park,” he said.
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