Governor Wike earmarks N23 million for lottery tickets

The Rivers State Government has concluded plans to sponsor about 200 youths to Israel for vocational training.
Governor Nyesom Wike gave the hint at the launch of the ‘Win A Trip to Israel, (WATTI) promo organised by the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, (NCPC) on Friday, in Port Harcourt.
He said that “200 youths will go for vocational training and skills acquisition in Israel. Stating that the training programme will help the youths to acquire relevant skills for self sustenance”.
He further announced that the Rivers State Government will continue to sponsor pilgrims to Jerusalem despite the dwindling resources, because the state is a Christian state and pilgrimage is a tool for moral and spiritual rebirth.
Speaking on the “Win A Trip to Israel” promo, the governor stated that the State Government will purchase 150 lottery tickets for each of the 319 wards of the state at N23 million. Reiterating that the state government tickets will only be distributed to the less privileged and urged wealthy citizens to take a cue.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of NCPC, John Kennedy Opara said the WATTI promo is aimed at providing an opportunity for the less privileged in the State to travel to Jerusalem for pilgrimage.

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