By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HAR-COURT— Rivers State Government has said that the golden jubilee celebration of the state will gulp about N1.5 billion, with much of the funds coming from the private sector.
Alternate Chairman of the anniversary committee, Chief Onueze Okocha, SAN, who disclosed this, yesterday, to newsmen in Port Harcourt, said that the private sector had already generated over N1 billion for the programme which took off in January this year with the unveiling of the anniversary logo by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Okocha, who was flanked by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dr Austin Tam-George and the former Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Professor Joseph Ajienka, during the briefing, said other programmes lined up include “A polo tournament, football competition, a beauty pageant, and a colourful canoe regatta for which the state is famous.
“The programme shows special days dedicated for the celebration of women, the youth and the traditional institution in Rivers State. A day has also been set aside for “Corporate Rivers,” affording leaders in the business and investment community an opportunity to interact and explore new frontiers for investment in the state.
“A special golf event and a biking procession are also planned as part of the event. Individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the development and advancement of Rivers State since its creation will be publicly honoured at an award event.”
“Governor Wike will address the state in a “State of the State Address,” as part of the highlights of the celebration. Major projects of the Wike administration such as the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, Ecumenical Centre, and others, would be commissioned,” he added.
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