DR. NWOKO COMMENDS GOV. OKOWA FOR SUCCESSFULLY HOSTING THE SENIOR AFRICAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP, CAA ASABA 2018.
Reported by Jerry Onwuma
The Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (Special duties) on Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Michael Nwoko has commended the Governor on the successful hosting of the Senior African Athletics Championship (CAA) ASABA 2018 and for living up to his promise.
Dr. Nwoko gave the commendation today in his office while addressing newsmen.
According to Dr. Nwoko, Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has written his name in gold, he has done that which no Governor has been able to do since inception of the State, he has truly shown that he is indeed the Ekueme of the Universe.
When the Governor made the pronouncement that, Delta State will be hosting the 2018 Senior African Athletics Championship, Asaba 2018, so many persons truly did not believe it will be a huge success. Many saw it as a mere political statement common with politicians, especially at a time when the Stephen Keshi Stadium was far from being completed, but as an action Governor who does exactly what he says, He truly kept to his words at all cost.
Dr. Nwoko further stated that the event was a historic one, and one of the best African Athletics Championship ever, maintaining that with the successful hosting of such a continental event, which had in attendance, 54 African Countries, Delta State is now opened to the international community, and Sports Development can now set in.
Dr. Nwoko stated that he was shocked by the overwhelming and very impressive turn out of Deltans and Nigerians from all walks of life, which he said was an indication of the love and confidence the people of Delta State have in our amiable and quintessential Governor, Sen.Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
In the just concluded Senior African Athletics Championship, Team Nigeria had a total of 9 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze medals, while Team Kenya emerged as the overall champions, with the East African finishing strong on the final day; ending the championship with 11 Gold medal, 6 silver and 2 bronze medals.
South Africa who led for most of the five-day event settled for second place with 9 gold, 13 silver and eight bronze medals. Morocco and Ethiopia completed the list of the top five teams.
Mean while, the next Senior African Athletics Championship is scheduled to hold in Algeria in 2020.
Dr. Nwoko also commended the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, Chief Solomon Ogba, for an outstanding display of professionalism and the overall success of the event.
He then called on all Deltans, sports loving and well to do Individuals to join hands with the Governor and also support his reelection bid in order to take Sports Development to a new dimension and further make Delta State an enviable home for all.