Polo players from across the country gathered in Port Harcourt at the weekend for the Rivers @ 50 Polo Tournament hosted by the Port Harcourt Polo Club.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Kenneth Kobani during the polo tournament stated that the popularity of polo as a sport is growing across the state.
The governor said that Polo is no longer a sport exclusively for the elite as it is now a sport for all lovers of competition.
He said: “As a government that believes in doing things for the generality of the populace, the Rivers State Government is proud to be associated with Polo.
“Port Harcourt Polo Club in its own unique way, put up the Golden Jubilee Polo Tournament to celebrate Rivers State @50.
Wike assured the Port Harcourt Polo Club of the continued support for the sport, noting that awareness for the game will be heightened.
He appealed to the people of the state to support all aspects of the Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration.
Kobani handed out prizes and trophies to winners at the polo tournament.
He was assisted by the Alternate Chairman of the Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee, Chief Onueze Okocha, SAN.