•…as female ruler welcome DRM delegates, CAA Officials
Over 300 journalists from different parts of the world have applied for accreditation to cover the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships holding at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba from August 1 to 5.
In a statement signed by Olukayode Thomas Head Media and Publicity, he said the LOC Chairman, Solomon Ogba excited that sports journalists from countries like Slovenia, Austria, Canada, England, Ireland and several African countries like Senegal, South Africa, Cote d Ivore, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Togo, Benin, and several other countries applied for accreditation to cover the Championships in Asaba.
Thomas said journalists from African countries whose federation president or secretary will be participating in the Delegates Registration Meeting (DRM) will collect their media accreditation tags from the federation officials who will collect it on their behalf.
The accreditation tag will serve as their visa at the point of entry.
Nigerian sports journalists whose application for accreditation is approved will get a confirmation from the Media and Publicity sub-committee of the LOC.
Meanwhile, the Omu of Anioma and Head of Market Women in Okpanam, Asaba, Obi Martha Dunkwu, has welcome delegates from 54 African countries that will participate in the first African Senior Athletics Championships Delegates Registration Meeting and officials of CAA that are coming for final inspection of facilities and equipment.
The final inspection holds July 9 and the DRM July 10.
“I appeal to all residents of Asaba and all Deltans to welcome our visitors with open arms and be nice to them throughout their stay,” she said.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has done well by completing the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba and hosting this Championships that will bring people from across the world to Asaba, the only way we can show appreciation to our amiable Governor is to welcome our visitors warmly”.
The traditional ruler appealed to all residents especially market women to keep the city clean.