The Governor of Delata state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has inaugurated a 17-man Local Organising Committee [LOC] for the 2018 African Senior Athletics Competition
Delta state which is still basking in the euphoria of successful hosting the 6th edition of the Delta State Sports Festival, the Governor today inaugurated a 17-man [LOC] headed by Chief Solomon Ogba for a smooth running of the 2018 competition among senior athletes in Africa
Other members of the committee are Chief Tonobok Okowa; Mrs Hauwa Akinyemi; Chief Clement Ofuani; Commodore Omatseye Neisama; Mr Kayode Thomas; Mrs Nneka Anibeze; Mr Chris Anazieh; Mr Victor Onogagmue; Mr Olumibe Bamiduro; and Prof Ken Anugweje. Others are Mrs Queen Uboh; Mr. Yusf Alli; Mr. Seigha Porbeni; Chief Falilat Ogunkoya; Representative of Nilayo Sports Marketing Company and Mr. Akawo Amechi who will serve as Secretary to the committee.
Governor Okowa described sports as a unifying factor especially, among the youths as it engages their energy, ensure peace among them and boosts tourism.
At the just concluded 6th edition of the Delta State Sports Festival, which has all the 25 local government areas of the state participation, the host local government Warri North clinched the first position, with Oshimili South coming second while, Ukwuani local government area took the 3rd position.
Speaking at the inauguration in Asaba, the governor said “Delta State is the home of sports, we just concluded the 6th Delta State Sports Festival a few days ago and the final of the Principal’s Cup is coming up soon; sports is one thing that can unite the people, it engages the youths who will win laurels for the state and the nation and bring peace to the state”
The Governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring a successful hosting of the championship saying, “the inauguration of the LOC is to ensure early planning and preparation for the championship