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Okaeben Named Okpekpe Events Director

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 2:18 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Former Edo State Sports Commissioner, Chris Okaeben has been named

the Events Director of the 3rd IAAF Okpekpe Road Race, while Stella Nwala serves as the  secretary of Secretariat.

Okaeben who was newly elected into the Edo state house of Assembly will also coordinate all the activities of the race in the state as well as interface between the state government and the organisers of the race.

In a chat with our reporters, the Director of Organisation, Zack Amodu stated that the Organising Committee intends to take the third edition to a higher level because the race has been accorded a bronze label recognition by IAAF.

Meanwhile, the organisers have also decided to move the secretariat of the Race from Benin to Auchi after a world press conference on May 12.

Amodu, however, advised all the coordinators of various departments of the race to intensify efforts to ensure that Edo State delivers a world class event.

Athletes who have not registered for the race have also been advised to pick free entry forms at various designated centres in Benin, Auchi  and Okpekpe from May 5.