Okowa Mass Media Support Associates (OMMSA) has commended the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa , for the successful hosting of the just concluded 2018 African Senior Athletic Championship.
Asaba, the Delta State capital , in five days , hosted the African continent to the flagship Track and field competition that paraded African athletes with much excitements on and of the pitch action, after months of working round the clock to get things done.
OMMSA, in a statement jointly signed by its President, Victor Efeizomor, and Secretary- General Kayode Moses , stated that the successful hosting of the African sporting feaster in Delta State is a clear demonstration of Governor Okowa’s administrative ingenuity.
The group said, “ in spite of the limited resources available to the state and the enormity of the on -going capital intensive projects in the state, Governor Okowa was able to single handedly host the African continent to this huge sporting fester in Asaba, adding that , Okowa has done a great job and he deserves our commendation.”
The group said hosting a major sporting event like the African Championship in Asaba is a good one for Nigeria, and it demonstrates the fact the Governor Okowa is very passionate about sports development not only in the state but also in the country at large.
OMMSA also hailed Governor Okowa for the merit award bestowed on him by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) for the outstanding role in the development of sports in the country, adding that it is a clear demonstration of his leadership quality in bringing purposeful direction to Delta State.
OMMSA used the opportunity to appeal to media practitioners , to always verify facts before rushing to press as fake news is capable of generating panic and disaffection among the generality of the public .