At dinner organized to raise funds for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships at Grand Hotel Asaba. Bukola Olopade the consultant for the dinner told newsmen shortly before the end of the dinner said that the response of Deltans and friends of Delta was very good, “I can’t give you the exact figure now, more donations and pledges are still coming but we highly impressed by peoples’ response.”
Zenith Bank, others boost Asaba 2018
Zenith Bank Plc led the donors at the event with the sum of N300m while Bube Dan gave N20m, Levant Construction N20m, Gomene N11m, Delta State House of Assembly N7m, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development -N5m, among others. Some corporate organisations and individuals made their donations anonymously.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa,his wife, Dame Okowa, Deputy Governor Kingsley Otuaro, Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, LOC Chairman Solomon Ogba, his deputy Tony Okowa, Minister of Sports,Solomon Dalung, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Ibrahim Gusau, among numerous others attended the fundraising “In less than three weeks from today, athletes from 47 African countries, as well as officials, will begin to converge in Asaba for this historic event.