Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state Nigeria, meet with Real Madrid super stars and officials in Spain; the meeting had Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos of Spanish National team.
He was in the nation’s capital as part of the process of the setting up of Real Madrid Academy in Rivers state.
An official statement made available by his special assistant in electronic media; Simeon Nwakaudu,read “The governor met with officials of the club, Football Megastar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos where further modalities were discussed.
“Governor Wike was accompanied on the inspection tour by the state Commissioner of sports, Boma Iyaye and former Nigerian International, Adokiye Amiesimaka.
“Vice President of Interact sports, Kazma and officials of Real Madrid led Governor Wike and his entourage on a guided tour of the Real Madrid training facility.
“We are using football as one of the key empowerment programmes for the next generation. We want to grow international football stars from a tender age.
“We will tap from the experience and exposure of Real Madrid and their stars. This is a project that will revolutionise football in Rivers state and Nigeria,” Governor Wike noted. He assured that the Academy to be established in the state will be of international standard and will take into consideration the education of the children. Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos lauded Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the game of football.