Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has explained why the Real Madrid Academy, which was supposed to open in March 2021, has been delayed.
The Governor stated that the academy’s policy of admitting only boys needed to be amended to accept girls.
Wike made the remarks over the weekend at the Real Madrid Sport City Auditorium, Fuerzas Armadas Avenue, 402, Madrid, Spain, following the signing of a partnership ratification agreement with Real Madrid for the promotion of sport among children and youths at the Real Madrid Academy.
The agreement was signed jointly by Governor Wike on behalf of Rivers State, Mr. Enrique Sanchez, Executive Vice President of the Real Madrid Foundation, and Mr. Jihad Saade, President of Interact Sports.
Governor Wike, on the other hand, stated that the state is now ready to begin operations at the institution.
“We had to halt to involve the females,” Wike explained. We are eager to get the school up and running, and we believe that this is an excellent opportunity for our workers. We are honored to be associated with Real Madrid; it is a positive brand for us.”
Governor Wike also stated that he believes sports play an essential role in social integration and the promotion of ethical values.