Nollywood actor and entertainer, Mr Ibu was amongst the personalities invited by the state governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike to Participate in the Novelty Match held today. The comic actor was mobbed by excited fans who were happy to see him and can also be seen struggling through the crowd as fans grabbed him by the shoulder to take a selfie with him. See photos below;
Other notable personalities who graced the event was Super Eagles ex striker , Kanu Nwankwo and others who also participated in Wike’s 2nd Term Novelty Football Match played at Sharks Football Stadium. According to trezzyhelm.com, who shared the news, Mr Ibu played for ex-Nigeria Professionals and made people laugh uncontrollably
It would be recalled that May 29, 2019 would also mark the 4th anniversary in office of the Wike administration. A statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Barrister Emma Okah, yesterday, indicated that the events would start on Thursday, 23rd May, 2019, with a variety night with the governor at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre at 7pm. “This will be followed Friday, 24th May, 2019 by a novelty football match at Sharks Stadium at 4pm.”
“A Thanksgiving Church Service will come up on Saturday, 25th May, 2019 at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium (formerly Liberation Stadium), Port Harcourt at 9am,” the statement said.
According to the statement, “A public lecture and book presentation will hold on Monday, 27th May, 2019 at Dr Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt at 10am. On Wednesday 29th May, 2019, the Inauguration will hold at Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt at 10am while the Inaugural/4th Anniversary Banquet (restricted to invited guests) will take place later in the evening at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Port Harcourt at 7pm,” Okah added.
“It is for this reason that the state government approved the interest-free N500million doctors’ loan; N100million monthly revolving interest-free loan to civil servants; N200million revolving interest-free loan to traders and young entrepreneurs”, Okah said. The successful performance of these loans will give the necessary vigour and translate to a positive economic growth for the good of the people and our state”, Okah added.
”It would be recalled that the state government had earlier paid the sum of N500million to women petty traders to support their businesses. Similarly, the governor had also given some N200,000 to N300,000 to each of the traders at the Fruit Garden Market in D/Line area of Port Harcourt, whose shops were razed by fire late last year.”