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Rivers State sets to host Garden City award

From left: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; his Rivers and Akwa-Ibom counterparts, Barr. Nyesom Wike and Mr Emmanuel Udom shortly after a meeting in Government House, Asaba.

By Chris Ochayi

ABUJA – Rivers State is ready to experience some glitz and excitement as all is set for the 4th edition of Garden City Advancement Award.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike during the 57th Independence Celebration on Sunday at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt.

In 2014, the Garden City Advancement Award was created to identify, celebrate and showcase excellence in the Garden City and have been endorsed by the Rivers state ministry of culture and tourism.

The organizers through its principal partner; Mr. Robinson Koyoyo announces the 4th edition of the Garden City Advancement Awards is scheduled to hold on Saturday 28 October, 2017 in Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt.

In the words of Mr. Robinson Koyoyo, “GACAA is one of the most coveted Awards, as it not only honors distinguished recipients across various
sectors but also strengthens excellence, encourages peace and has continue to blaze the trail since its inception in the state.

This year’s edition which is the 4th in its series promises to be
unique and exceptional as it comprises of categories that celebrates those who have been instrumental to the advancement and development of the Garden City.

Some of the distinguished recipients include: Nupeng President, Dr. Igwe Achese, Engr sam Adjogbe, Mr. Jack Rich-Tein jr of Belema Oil, Pelfaco Limited, Meridian Hospital and Dova Engineering.

The theme of this year’s edition is DIVERSIFYING RIVERS STATE ECONOMYBEYOND OIL – Practical Solutions and Prospects”.

According to the Executive Secretary; Ms. Aliba Juliet Dandison, the GACA Awards was established under the auspices of Heritage Plus tohonor individuals, companies and works regardless of race, nationality, gender and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in their chosen fields of endeavor and whose work has resulted in a positive and profoun impact to humankind.

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