Warri 2013 LOC Gets DESOPADEC Lift

05 Mar 2013

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Amaju Pinnick

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Africa Athletics Junior Championship, tagged Warri 2013, billed to hold from March 27-31 at the Warri Stadium, Monday visited the Delta State Oil Producing Development Company (DESOPADEC).

At a brief ceremony, held inside the company's premises, the Chairman of the Board, Oritsuwa Ikpogho, donated a warm-up track at the stadium for the use of athletes before their actual races.

The company said that it was their contribution to the event.

Ikpogho said that they will support Delta State in organising a befitting Championship, pointing out that they were happy that many of Nigerian athletes are from Delta State.

The chairman and other members of the board welcomed the team and pledged to support the LOC, which was led by its  Chairman, Amaju Pinnick.

He who thanked them, saying that they have always been part of sports development in Delta State.

The team also visited the Warri South Local Government, where the Chairman, Austin Orie, who is also a member of the LOC, pledged total support for a successful hosting of the Athletics Championship.

The Warri Stadium, venue of the Championship, is in his domain. He said they will do everything humanly possible to ensure that the event lived up to its top billing.

Tags: Sports, Nigeria, Featured, WARRI 2013 LOC, DESOPADEC LIFT

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