Rivers State Government and Real Madrid Football Club of Spain have signed a ratification agreement for the development of Real Madrid Academy, Port Harcourt into an international football academy.
The agreement signing ceremony took place on Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid Football Club.
The signature event held at the Presidency Reception Centre of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
The signature of the ratification Protocol was executed by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and the Executive Vice President of Real Madrid Football Club Foundation, Enrique Sanchez.
In an address, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said the State Government is preparing the Real Madrid Academy as a veritable pathway for the empowerment of Rivers Children.
He informed the Real Madrid Football Club management that the Rivers State Government has already exhibited seriousness by developing the needed infrastructure at the Real Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt.
He said in establishing the Real Madrid Academy, the Rivers State Government took into consideration the culture and reality of the state.