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CAA Asaba 2018: Ekeji, Elegbeleye join volunteers’ unit

Two former Director Generals for the Nigeria Sports Commission, NSC Dr.

, 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.

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