The Rivers State Chapter of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) has commended the State Governor, His Excellency Barrister Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike for gifting *Ten Million Naira* (N10m) each to all the Rivers State Artists and Entertainers that performed at the Burna Boy’s Grammy success Home coming event in Port Harcourt yesterday, Saturday, March 27th, 2021.

This was contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt and signed by the Rivers State Chairman and Public Relations Officer of OMPAN, OKOYE CHIDIEBELE STEPHENS and PETER HENRY DEE.

The statement quotes OMPAN as saying that Governor Wike took the bull by the horns, when he gifted the said amount to the artists and entertainers.

The statement stressed that the action was not only a bold step worthy of commendation but also a moral and economic booster to the individual entertainers.

OMPAN described the action of the Governor as a major means of youth empowerment, which will improve the *Entertainment Industry* in Rivers State.

OMPAN further stated that Governor Wike’s action will lead to the influx of funds in the industry and attract Entertainment Investors to the state, urging him to continue in same spirit until the entertainment industry is fully developed.

“This is what the youths and the entertainment industry have been yearning for since he entered office and we are glad you are on it now and will continue in this direction to also get to other aspects of Entertainment Industry”.

OMPAN urged other governors, especially those in the SOUTH SOUTH and SOUTH EAST to emulate the applaudable gesture of their Rivers State counterpart, as a way of impacting the entertainment industry in their various states.

By Dez Mayorz

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