Asaba 2018: Africa Athletics Fundraising Dinner - HEYKAYJONES BLOG



Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Asaba 2018: Africa Athletics Fundraising Dinner

The Delta State government and the Local Organizing Committee’s 
intention to drive the CAA Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Champions
as a private sector championship will get more flesh on Thursday as a
fund-raising dinner will be held at the Grand Hotel Asaba.
Mr. Jim Ovia former Chairman and Managing Director of Zenith Bank PLC
will be the chairman at the fund-raising event and would be supported by
captains of industries, bankers, diplomats and other VVIPS.
According to a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and
Publicity, the fund-raising event will start at
Bukola Olopade the Project Consultant for CAA Asaba 2018 commended all
the sponsors that have already signed on for the African Championships
while urging others to follow suit because of the positive impacts of
sports on the society and general development.
Meanwhile, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa also visited the Stephen Keshi Stadium on
Wednesday to see the finishing touches being put in place at the
The Governor stated that he was very impressed with what he saw as there
have been serious improvements compared to the last time when he came
for his routine inspection exercise.
Gov. Okowa who was accompanied by all his cabinet for Wednesday’s visit
said he was very sure that in six days’ time that work would have been
completed fully by the 17th and ready for use for the test championships
fixed for July 18.
While applauding all the workers and the LOC members for a job well
done, the Governor cleared the air that his frequent inspection of the
stadium was not because he does not trust the capabilities of those in
charge but that it is a demonstration of how he is personally committed
to the project.
In his remark, the LOC Chairman Solomon Ogba thanked the governor for
his unflinching support and dedication that has helped made the Stephen
Keshi stadium a reality and the African Senior Athletics Championship
one which the continent is eagerly waiting for.
The Executive Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Tony Okowa,
AFN President Ibrahim Gusau among others were all on hand to receive the

Courtesy: Media and Publicity
CAA Asaba 2018