The Rivers State Government has pledged a scholarship award to miss Christy Obomanu- Assisi for winning a gold medal in golf in the just concluded 5th Dr. Awa Ibrahim junior golf championship competition held in Lagos.
In a statement released from the office of the Honourable commissioner for Sports Hon Boma Iyaye, the Government is resolved to reward the athlete who had earlier won a bronze medal in the National youth games at Ilorin, Kwara State in September 2018. Hon Iyaye while receiving the gold trophy from miss Obomanu- Assisi commended her for her exploits in beating other 144 competitors that took part in the tournament and pledged the resolve the State Government to reward athletes who make the state proud in other competitions.
According to the commissioner the Scholarship award is aimed at encouraging her academic pursuits while she continues in the development of her golfing career. Hon. Iyaye finally asserted that the Ministry of sports will partner with the Ministry of Education to fine tune the process of the Scholarship award.