NUGA Games: Sporting Facilities Undergoing Massive Reconstruction – UNILAG VC

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The Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe, has reiterated plans by the school to host the best Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Games ever, as the 26th edition of the Games is scheduled from March 16-26, 2022.

UNILAG will host 136 universities involving about 10,000 students taking part in football (male and female), volleyball, basketball, handball, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, hockey, cricket, chess, taekwondo, judo, swimming, karate, athletics, squash and boxing.

Speaking on the school’s preparedness for the Games, Prof. Ogundipe said UNILAG was set to aid the national council in staging a stand out fiesta and ensuring that only bonafide students of the Nigerian universities partake in the Games, through rigorous and transparent accreditation processes and unbiased officiating.

“It gives me great pleasure to brief you all on the Nigerian Universities Games Association to be hosted by the University of Lagos, the university of first choice and the nation’s pride,” Prof. Ogundipe said.

“The desire to leverage the all-important opportunity that sports presents is what propelled the university, under my leadership, to bid for the hosting right of NUGA Games in 2018. The university won the hosting rights after defeating University of Jos in a keenly contested bid with 76 points to 66 points.”

“Our sporting facilities are currently undergoing massive renovation and reconstruction to international standards to enable individual athletes to have one of their best lived experiences of sporting during the UNILAG-NUGA Games.”

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“NUGA Games will be viewable from all over the world as we intend to deploy all TV outlets, including our UNILAG TV, optimised by the internet to enable people from anywhere in the world to follow the Games,” Prof. Ogundipe added.

“This will enable us to showcase to the world the talents of Nigerian athletes and enable the various sports managers in Nigeria to identify talents for future national international competitions.”

Prof. Ogundipe appealed to philanthropists, organisations, businesses, captains of industries and the general public to join hands with UNILAG by donating generously in cash and in kind to make its dream a reality.

 

Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.