Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has redeemed his pledge of N10 million to artistes that performed at Burna Boy Home Coming State Reception concert in Port Harcourt, the state capital, last Saturday.
The concert was organised by the state to honour Burna Boy following his Grammy Award win.
Wike had promised had promised all the artistes who performed at the event N10 million in addition to their agreed fee with the state Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
In a statement, Tonye Briggs-Oniyide, the commissioner of the ministry, confirmed that the governor has fulfilled his pledge.
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“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,” the statement read.