Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, FAS, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 received a delegation from Wema Bank PLC in his office.
The team, led by Retail Cluster Head of Wema Bank, Monisola Olayemi was in the Vice-Chancellor’s office to broker partnership and support towards the 26th Nigerian Universities’ Games being hosted by the University of Lagos.
In her remarks, Monisola Olayemi said the team’s decision is inspired by the long-standing relationship between Wema Bank and the University of Lagos, a development the bank is committed to keep expanding.
She pledged the readiness of Wema Bank to key into areas of prospective partnership as the clock races down to the March 16, 2022 kick-off date of the Nigerian Universities Games (NUGA).
In her response, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development Services and Alternate Chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the NUGA 2022, Professor Ayodele Atsenuwa commended the management of the commercial bank for the sense of duty and commitment.
She reeled out areas of possible partnership between UNILAG and Wema Bank to include upgrading and branding of facilities as well as kitting of athletes and officials among other areas.
While assuring the Wema Bank team and other stakeholders of the commitment of ASUU to ensure the ongoing one-month warning strike does not affect the games, Prof. Atsenuwa reassured of the university’s readiness to explore the games as a platform to harness and build talents for bigger exploits beyond NUGA.
The Wema Bank team also announced the bank’s readiness to launch a tech-talent hunt project among UNILAG students, a project which the bank says, is targeted at discovering and supporting tech start-ups in Nigeria.