Rivers, Real Madrid sign sports development pact

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Spanish La Liga outfit, Real Madrid, and the Rivers State Government have signed a cooperation ratification agreexment for promotion of sports amongst children and youths at the Real Madrid Academy, Port Harcourt.

According to a statement on Sunday signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant (Media) to the Rivers State Governor, the signing took place over the weekend at the auditorium of the Real Madrid Sport City, Madrid, Spain.

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on behalf of the Rivers State Government; Mr. Enrique Sanchez, the Executive Vice President, Real Madrid Foundation and Mr. Jihad Saade, President, Interact Sports, jointly signed the agreement.

Speaking at the event, Wike who, was accompanied by the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, and the Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN), said the Rivers State Government was pleased to ratify the agreement with the Real Madrid Foundation and assured that everything had been done to fully kick-start the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt.

“We had to stop to include the girls, we are very ready to kick-start the school and we believe that this is a very good opportunity for our people. We are honoured to be identified with Real Madrid, it is a good brand for us.”

All the parties acknowledged that they had the necessary legal capacity and authorisation to execute and subscribe to the protocol.


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