Fubara Confers Nwabali with State Honour, Gifts him N20m

Fubara Confers Nwabali with State Honour, Gifts him N20m

Blessing Ibunge  in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Mr Siminalayi Fubara has announced a N20million reward to Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali, for his excellent performance at the just concluded 2023 AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire.  

Governor Fubara made the announcement in his remark when he hosted Nwabali and the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team at Government House in Port Harcourt at the weekend.

The governor also promised to bestow on the Super Eagles goalkeeper with the honour of Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS), just as he gifted N30million to the Nigerian national football crew who were present at the visit.

For emerging as champions in the Louis Edem National league competition, Governor Fubara also gifted N50million to the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team.

The Rivers State governor said his administration will sustain purposeful governance and administrative efficiency because they are helping the people to engage in ventures that bring honour to the State.

Fubara said in providing leadership, his focus is to create the enabling environment in which Rivers people will continue to feel encouraged to do the right thing to align with what he is doing in changing the narrative of how the State is perceived globally.

The governor particularly commended the Rivers-born Nwabali for his excellent goalkeeping in the Super Eagles team, playing alongside other patriots in the just concluded AFCON, which has made Nigeria proud.

“I want to join the great and wonderful people of Rivers State to congratulate you, our brother Stanley Nwabali and our wonderful team. We are here again in just about four months after your winning a local trophy. 

“Today, you have brought a national trophy. So, when people say or talk behind to ask what we are doing, we are achieving those things that are not, maybe, seen physically but they give joy and fulfilment.

“If we have not encouraged you in a way that motivated you, you won’t be where you are. So, it is part of purposeful governance, administrative efficiency. So, I want to thank you and assure you that we will continue to do our best.”

Governor Fubara urged Rivers people to continue to consciously do positive things that promote the state and attract honour.

Rivers State Commissioner for Sports, Christopher Green applauded the governor for his support that motivated the Rivers Hoopers Basketball Team to clinch the national League trophy as champions.

Also speaking, a former Commissioner for Justice and one-time Super Eagles player, Adokiye Amiesimaka, while recognising the impact of sports development in the state, commended the purposeful leadership of Governor Fubara.

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