Ahead Asaba 2018 Africa Athletics meet, Ogba, Okowa, Alli make 17-member LOC
Determined to organise a championship to be revered by all, Asaba, the host city of the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, on Thursday, named a 17-member Local Organising Committee (LOC).
The LOC will midwife the championships to be hosted by Delta State in Asaba next summer.
The President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba, heads the LOC while Tony Okowa, the Executive Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission is the Executive Vice-Chairman.
Two time African long jump champion, who set an African record in the 1989 edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships in Lagos, Yussuf Alli, is also a member of the committee.
The company that ordered the successful Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Nilayo Sports Management Ltd., has been saddled with the responsibility of marketing the championship.
The company’s Managing Director, Bukola Olopade, has also been named in the LOC.
African record holder in women 400m, Falilat Ogunkoya, Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, a Director in the Ministry of Sports, Omatseye Nesiama, Chris Anazia, Victor Onogagamue,Uboh Queen, Porbeni Seigha and Olumide Bamiduro are also on the list.
Others include Olukayode Thomas, Nneka Anibeze, Director of CAA High Performance Centre, University of Port Harcourt, Ken Anugweje, Clem Ofuani also made the 17-man list and Amaechi Akawo, AFN Secretary-General, as secretary.
Meanwhile, the President of AFN Ogba has been appointed as CAA Scrutineer for the IAAF Congress holding in London, on August 2,.
A letter signed by Lamine Faty, CAA Secretary-General, Ogba was congratulated on his new appointment and urged to show the commitment, passion, and zeal he had always shown in previous appointments. ##