The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the President of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA), Prof Stephen Hamalyfeto to host the 2019 version of the Video games. It was in achievement of the bid made by his predecessor, Prof Rahamon Bello whereas in workplace final yr.
As a observe as much as host the 26th version of NUGA match, and as a part of preparation for the Video games, the VC signed the MOU with NUGA President on the establishment’s senate chambers, in preparation to make the sporting competitors of undergraduate athletes from completely different establishments in Nigeria a memorable one.
The VC stated the establishment contested the biding proper with the College of Jos. “We consider within the beliefs of NUGA and within the capability of its sporting competitions to lift all-round graduates who’re geared up for stable service to the nation and humanity. That is why we are going to put in all effort in our preparations as our Native Organising Committee (LOC), and its numerous sub-committees have been arrange and their members are working diligently,” he stated.
He added that the sporting services had been upgraded to world-class normal, such that younger athletes now have platform to showcase their skills unhindered. “We additionally had a contest to design NUGA mascot, slogan and theme, which is open to all our college students for the forthcoming video games as a way to encourage their participation, and really quickly, the very best of all of the entries can be chosen and unveiled.
Will probably be the third time UNILAG can be internet hosting NUGA Video games.NUGA president stated if Nigeria goes to develop sport; there was dire must give attention to the colleges. “Our mandate is to harness and develop younger athletes from the colleges and hand them over to world college sport. Underneath the VC’s workplace, the directorate of sport and programmes of universities offers for the very best athletes from secondary faculties, so if college students are given superb sport actions in secondary faculties, after graduating, the college must be the following internet to entice them,” he stated.