Former Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Peter Rufai commended Governor Wike for his passion for sports development.
He said: “I have been quite away from Rivers state for sometime. Since I came back to Nigeria in 2009, I have been busy with activities of sports development till date. If there is any governor in this country that I have heard of his love and passion for sports, it is the governor of Rivers state. This is the man that has been reviving sports.
“I want to go deep into what Governor Wike is doing for the people of Rivers state. He is reviving the State, he is giving hope ,life to the people. He has a deep understanding of what sports can do for the country.
“For the people of Rivers state, I am a Rivers guy. I am from Opobo,I started my football career from Port Harcourt, from Sharks as a young boy. I played for Blue Angels under 13 team. I was made here. I am a product of Rivers state and at large Nigeria. I was not made in Europe. So what he is doing now is to make talents, is to make our Rivers youths, he is now reviving the beauty of sports.
” Rivers state, this is the kind of leader we need and as such we owe him that support. We have to be by him,we have to support him, pray for him”.