University of Lagos ready to host 26th Nigerian University Games

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By Joy Odor

Officials of the Nigerian University Games Association has visited the University of Lagos to met with the Vice-Chancellor of the university and other members of the local organizing committee in view of the 26th Nigerian University games (NUGA)

According to the Media Officer of the
Nigerian University Games Association Ms. Chidiebere Ezeani in a press statement to newsmen in Abuja, the visitation was designed to iron out a suitable date for the games and also to inspect the progress made on the Campus’s sports facilities.

The  Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe during his speech reiterated the institution’s commitment to hosting the rest of the country’s University athletes.

He said the Games which is expected to attract over 5000 students from 85 universities was earlier scheduled to hold in 2019, has been pending and the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic halted many sporting events in 2020.

The University Don noted that the  facilities inspected were those for athletics, the indoor hall, the swimming pool, the main football pitch being re-grassed and other facilities around the Sports Centre.

He opined that the NUGA contingent led by its President Professor Stephen Hamafyelto and the Secretary General advised that the University should not rest on its oars in ensuring that the Games is delivered shortly and that any dates proposed by the University will be taken to for consideration.

Meanwhile the University of Lagos will host this year’s International Day of University Sports (IDUS) scheduled for the 20th of September and the activities will be announced in due time.

Chidiebere Ezeani
Media Officer
Nigerian University Games Association

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