The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has bestowed one of the highest awards in the state on players and officials of Rivers United Football Club of Port Harcourt.
The award, Governor’s Medal of Service (GMS), is the third highest distinction in Rivers State Order conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service/performance in any field of human endeavour.
Wike conferred the honour on players and officials of the team for emerging champions of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League.
The event tagged “State Honour and Award 2022” was organised by the Rivers State Government in Port Harcourt and had a total of 162 honourees.
17 honourees were conferred with the award of Grand Service Star of Rivers State (GSSRS), 110 with the Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS), 33 with the Governor’s Medal of Service (GMS) while 2 individuals got the Rivers State Merit Award (RSMA)