The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has redeemed the N10 million pledge he made to every artiste who performed at the homecoming concert for Grammy award-winning artiste, Burna Boy, on March 27.
Recall that The Eagle Online earlier reported that the state government organised a homecoming reception for Burna Boy, who is from the state, following the Grammy award he won.
Governor Wike during the concert announced the N10 million reward for each of the performing artists.
Wike said: “Those of you who have come to play, whatever you have agreed with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is not my business.
“All of you that have come today and the Niger Delta people that have come to play today to show the talent you have, I’m very proud of you.
“All of you will go home with N10 million each.”
A statement released by the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Tonye Briggs-Oniyide, revealed that the Governor has fulfilled his promise.
The statement read: “The Rivers State Government has made good its promise to give Ten million naira to each of the performing artistes who participated in the Burna Boy Home Coming State Reception concert in Port Harcourt last Saturday.
“The payment has been carried out in strict adherence to the pronouncement of the Governor.
“The accounts of the beneficiaries have been credited as directed by the Governor, and as you know the Governor is a man of his word and he has redeemed his pledge.”