The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, received the President, Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA), Prof. Stephen Hamafyelto, and his team on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
The NUGA Executive Committee Members visited ahead of the NUGA Council Meeting at the NUGA secretariat in UNILAG. The Nigerian University Games Association was formed in July 1965, shortly after the 1st West African University Games that was held at the University of Ibadan earlier that year. The University of Lagos will play host to the game for the 2nd time come 2022.
The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the NUGA executives for bestowing the honour of hosting the 26th NUGA Games upon the University of Lagos. He informed the executives of the University’s proposal to have the games scheduled for 16th – 26th March 2021. The date was carefully selected after putting several factors into consideration and will help restore the NUGA Games to its tradition of holding the games in the month of March.
The Vice-Chancellor further expressed the University’s intention to have the activities of the Games spread across the cosmopolitan city of Lagos State to enhance commerce in the State. He disclosed that the University is in communication with the Lagos State government for security and transportation support during the period of the Games.
Prof. Hamafyelto, NUGA President, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for his warm reception and hospitality. He commended the University at large for the professionalism of its staff and expressed the Associations hopes for a perfect execution of the games.
Thereafter, there were presentation of souvenirs and group photographs.