Wike Directs SA on Real Madrid Football Academy to commence screening of students

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has directed the Special Adviser on Real Madrid Football Academy to commence the screening of applicants in preparation for it's opening. 
Governor Wike gave the directive after inspecting the Junior Doctors' Residential Quarters and the Real Madrid Football Academy in Port Harcourt on Friday.

"The Real Madrid Football Academy is conceived to give skills to our youths. Those of them who are talented in football will continue with it and others will face academics.

"This is first of its kind in Africa and we appreciate our partnership with Real Madrid ,Spain. Already,  they have trained our coaches who are now eager to start work.

"Unfortunately,  COVID-19 pandemic is preventing it.  By the time the Federal Government directs for school to reopen, we hope to be ready. 

"The Special Adviser should start the admission process. Those who are qualified will be admitted and made to hold on for resumption. Our decision is that 70 percent admission will be for Rivers people while 30 percent for others.

"Nobody will come here and not be happy with what we have done," he emphasised.

Wike said his administration always set funds aside for any project that it awards. He stated that this is the reason why there would be no abandoned project in the State.

The governor said he has continued to fulfil the promise of executing quality projects in every sector and the reconstruction of the Junior Doctors' Quarters is one of such projects.

He stated that when completed, the Quarters would enhance the productivity of Doctors.