Asaba 2018: Ekeji, Elegbeleye Join Volunteers’ Unit
Two former Directors General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) Dr. Patrick Ekeji and Otunba 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 Asaba 2018 is successful.
In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, the Head of Media and Publicity for Asaba 2018 LOC chairman, Solomon Ogba, they 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, Dr 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 Director 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, Otunba Elegbeleye was appointed as the NSC boss in 2013 has been a notable figure in the Nigeria sports polity for over two decades. He was in the House of Representatives wherefrom he got the NSC appointment.
The 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships will take place at the newly completed Stephen Keshi Stadium, 1st to 5th August.