Two former Director Generals for the Nigeria Sports Commission, NSC Dr.
Patrick Ekeji, and Gbenga Elegbeleye have both signed up to be volunteers
at the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships that will be taking
place in Asaba, Delta State.
The championship which is barely eight days away has been enjoying huge
support from well-meaning Nigerians who have continued to express their
willingness to contribute their quota no matter how little to ensure that
CAA Asaba 2018 is successful.
In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity
for CAA Asaba 2018, the LOC chairman, Solomon Ogba thanked the astute
sports administrators for standing up to be counted in this historic
moment for the country.
Ogba who acknowledged the good works done by Ekeji and Elegbeleye during
their time at the NSC and beyond said he was happy to have them in the
volunteers’ team that already has another former NSC boss, Amos Adamu as
well as eminent people like Nduka Irabor former LMC boss and Mike
Itemagbour among others.
“More eminent Nigerians are coming on board and we thank these
well-respected sports administrators for identifying with us as we get
ready to host Africa in style,” Ogba stated.
Ekeji a former Nigeria international was first appointed National Director
of Sports at the National Sports Commission in December 1994, Director of
Sports Development at the National Sports Commission, 2001, and then
Director-General, National Sports Commission in 2009, a post he retired
from in 2013.
On his part, Elegbeleye who was appointed as the NSC boss in 2013 has been
a notable figure in the Nigeria sports polity for over two decades.
The 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships will take place at the
newly completed Stephen Keshi Stadium, August 1-5.
Credit: CAA Asaba 2018