Burna Boy, his parents and management team paid a courtesy visit to Port Harcourt on Saturday, 27th of March, and they were received by the governor in grand style.
In a statement made by the governor’s special assistant, the governor described Burna Boy as the pride of River State after winning a Grammy Award.
The governor said: “There is no Rivers person that will say he or she is not happy with the kind of pride you’ve brought us. I am very happy and I can tell you, whatever you think we can do to promote you, we will continue to do it.”
Governor Wike complimented Burna Boy for the honour he has brought upon his people and to Nigeria. He explained that when Burna Boy was announced as the winner in the Best Global Music Album category, the entire state was exhilarated.
The governor advised Burna Boy not to back down in his musical endeavour as the he will continue to give him all the necessary support he requires.
“You’ve done us proud and we owe you a duty to show you, love. Wherever you are, your people appreciate you,” he added.
Burna Boy said he was deeply grateful and incredibly humbled by the acknowledgment and honour that was bestowed on him by the Government of Rivers State.
“I really appreciate being here. This is probably the biggest honour that will be bestowed on me since I was born. It is one thing to win the Grammy and to be applauded everywhere else in the world and another thing to be loved in your own home and that to me is worth more than anything I can get. So I appreciate you my Governor for taking your time out to do this.”
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