Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has on Saturday gifted Burna Boy a plot of land and cash as an appreciation for winning the Grammy Awards.
He announced this while welcoming Burna Boy, team and his parents on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
At the event, the governor described Burna Boy as the pride of the state.
The governor also pledged to give every artistes that performed at homecoming concert N10m each.
“I’m not here for politics today, I’m here for the youths.
“It gladdens my heart to know that regardless of how the situation of the country is, our youths are still making us proud globally.
“I always love to support young talents because it’s not easy to keep pursuing what you love to do especially when your government does little or nothing to show their support or appreciation.
“However, Burnaboy and so many other artists have been putting in their best to their career to ensure that we keep going globally and because of this I will be giving him a land in Old GRA, Port Harcourt and money to build.
“I will also be supporting any other artistes who performed at this Homecoming Concert with N10 million each,” he said.