Rivers State Govt, Sign Ratification Agreement with Real Madrid.

A Ratification Agreement has been signed between Rivers State Government and Real Madrid Football Club to establish the Port Harcourt Real Madrid Academy into an international football academy.

On Monday at Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid Football Club home, the signing ceremony took place. The signing event took place at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium’s President’s Reception Centre.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Real Madrid Football Club Foundation Executive Vice President, Enrique Sanchez signed this Protocol.

In a speech, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, State Governor of Rivers, said the government is preparing the Real Madrid Academy to provide real route for children’s empowerment of Rivers.

He said: “We are building the Real Madrid Academy as a real path for our young stars to become promising foreign football players and make their dreams come true.

He said: “We are building the Real Madrid Academy as a real path for our young stars to become promising foreign football players and make their dreams come true.

He told the management of the Real Madrid Football Club that by building the necessary infrastructure at the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt, the government of the Rivers State has already shown seriousness.

The Government of the Rivers State considered the culture and reality of the state in establishing the Real Madrid Academy.

“The Real Madrid Academy is designed for culture and holistic programs with a comprehensive package to acquire high-level knowledge in a comfortable and inspiring environment, taking the interest of our young people,” he said.

He explained that the Academy of Real Madrid would also assist as just an avenue for development in Rivers State, the second-largest economy in the world.

Governor Wike called on Real Madrid Football Club officials to serve as Rivers State’s ambassadors to the rest of Europe.

Enrique Sanchez commended the government of the State of the Rivers for their determination to use football as a method to empathize young people.

Sanchez said the relationship will be extended to include local schools in Rivers State with the government of the Rivers.

Emilio Butragueno, the Real Madrid Director of Institutional Relations said he appreciated every authority which promotes children’s wellbeing regardless of their background.

He thanked Governor Wike for taking soccer as a platform to reach various categories of children in rivers. Ambassador of Nigeria to Spain, Governor Wike has been lauded by ambassador Susan Aderonke for investing in soccer.

“This is a legacy left for Nigerian children by Governor Wike. We’re happy with his investments in our children’s future, “she said.

Recently, Real Madrid Football Club’s director of public affairs, Mr. Emilio Butragueno took Governor Wike and his entourage on a tour of facilities at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Real Madrid Foundation’s Area Manager for Africa and the Middle East, Mr. Inigo Vallejo, organized the signing event witnessed by their Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jihad Saade, Interact Sports official.

On September 21, 2019, the Rivers State Government announced the glorious Nyesom Ezenwo Wike Administration’s Real Madrid Football Academy to encourage professional football.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was accompanied by Rivers State PDP President, Bro Felix Obuah, Senator South East Rivers Representative, Senator Barry Mpigi, Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt Hon.

Ehie Edison, Senator Olaka Nwogu, Senator Sam Anyanwu, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, Former Commissioner for Tourism, Boma Iyaye, Former Rivers Lawmaker, Felix Nwaeke and Former Commissioner, Marcus Nlenji.

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