Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, has assured that construction work at the Asaba Township Stadium will be completed in March 2018 in readiness for the hosting of the 2018 edition of African Senior Athletic Championships.
Okowa said this while responding to a question during a quarterly parley with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Asaba on Monday.
He observed that there were lots of benefits derivable from hosting such a tournament which would attract people from different parts of Africa to Asaba, the state capital.
“We are passionate about sports in Delta State, we have renowned sports men and women; we are excited that we are going to host the 2018 edition of ASAC and we are doing everything possible for the Asaba Township Stadium to be ready in the month of March next year,” he said.
He assured that his administration was committed to Delta State remaining the number one state in sports development in the country, noting that within two years of his administration, Principal Cup championship have been revived in the state, while the annual sports festival have been consistent as avenues to “catch them young.”
He said that his administration won’t be derailed by propagandists, noting that most youths of the state through the Job Creation Office have become wealth creators while more persons would be empowered in the 2018 fiscal year through the Job Creation Office.