A 17-member Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has been inaugurated for the 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships.

Asaba, Delta State is the host city of continent’s flagship event slated for next summer and the LOC members have been told to organize a championship that will be revered by all.

The President of Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Solomon Ogba, heads the LOC while Tony Okowa, the Executive Chairman, Delta State Sports Commission is the Executive Vice Chairman.

Two times African champion in long jump who set an African record in the 1989 edition of the African Senior Athletics Championships in Lagos ’89, Yussuf Alli, is also a member of the committee.

Nilayo Sports Management Limited, is saddled with the responsibility of marketing the championship. The company’s Managing Director, Bukola Olopade, is a member of the LOC.

African record holder in women 400m, Falilat Ogunkoya, Hauwa Akinyemi, a Director in the Ministry of Sports, Omatseye Nesiama, Chris Anazia, Victor Onogagamue,Uboh Queen, Porbeni Seigha and Olumide Bamiduro  are also on the list.

Others include Olukayode Thomas, Nneka Anibeze, Director of CAA High Performance Center in University of Port Harcourt Ken Anugweje, Clem Ofuani also made the 17-man list which has Amaechi Akawo, AFN Secretary General, as secretary.