Governor Wike Hails Burna Boy As Pride Of Rivers

Governor Wike Hails Burna Boy As Pride Of Rivers

 Governor Wike Hails Burna Boy As Pride Of Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has praised Grammy Award-winning star, Damini Ogulu, also known as Burna Boy, as the pride of Rivers state.

The Special Assistant to the governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the State is proud of Burna Boy for the rare distinction of becoming a winner of the prestigious Grammy award when Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Governor Wike said, “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it.”

Governor Wike congratulated Burna Boy for the honour he has done to the people of Rivers state and urged Burna Boy not to relent in his musical endeavour as the State government will continue to give him all necessary support he requires. “You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” he said.

Burna also responded saying, "I really appreciate being here.This is probably the biggest honour that will be bestowed on me since I was born. It is one thing to win the Grammy and to be applauded everywhere else in the world and another thing to be loved in your own home and that to me is worth more than anything I can get. So I appreciate you my Governor for taking your time out to do this.”