The Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa will Monday inaugurate the 17-man Local Organising Committee, for the 2018 Senior Africa Athletics Championships tagged Asaba 2018, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The championship which is yet to get definite date will hold within June and August.
Okowa who is keen to see the LOC hit the ground running, has charged the members of the committee to organise a good tournament that will leave a lasting mark in the State and Nigeria.
Media Statement signed by the Olukayode Thomas, a member of the LOC for the 2018 Africa Athletics Championship, stated that the Delta State Governor is ready to set the ball rolling with Monday’s inauguration of the LOC
“The Governor wants things to start earnestly so he would be inaugurating the LOC on Monday at his office," the statement disclosed.
“The target is to organize the best ever championship and with the calibre of people in the LOC, we should be able to deliver, by the grace of God."
Former 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 champion in long jump, Yussuf Alli, is also a member of the committee.
Others in the LOC are African record holder in women 400m, Falilat Ogunkoya-Osheku; Hauwa Akinyemi, a Director in the Ministry of Sports; Omatseye Nesiama; Chris Anazia; Victor Onogagamue; Uboh Queen; Porbeni Seigha; Bukola Olopade and Olumide Bamiduro.
Olukayode Thomas, Nneka Anibeze, Director of CAA High-Performance Center in University of Port Harcourt Ken Anugweje and Clem Ofuani also made the 17-man list which has Amaechi Akawo, AFN Secretary General as secretary.