Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says the successful hosting of the West African Golf Tournament in Port Harcourt further proves that the State remains secure for sports, tourism and investment.
Wike spoke on Sunday at the Golf Course of Port Harcourt Club where professionals from West Africa competed in the tournament.
“I feel so happy that the entire West African region has gathered here in Port Harcourt for this prestigious golf tournament,” he said.
The Governor said his administration had improved infrastructure to make the state attractive for the hosting of big events.
He promised that his administration would continue to support sport because of its capacity to keep people mentally and physically fit in addition to creating business opportunities.
The Captain of the Port Harcourt Club (Golf Section), Emmanuel Okene, commended Wike for his investments in sports.
Okene said participants drawn from West Africa enjoyed the security and ambience of Port Harcourt during their stay in the city.