UNILAG bids to host NUGA Games

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – A recent report reveals that, University of Lagos (UNILAG) is bidding to host the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) competition in 2018.

This is going to be the 26th edition of the competition.

Prof. Rahmon Bello, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor (VC), said this in a chat with journalists in Lagos.

Bello who hands over the administration of the institution to Professor Ogundipe tomorrow said that the institution is bidding to host the competition in order to strengthen the sport center of the school and make more impacts in sports.

The outgoing VC said:

‘There are lots of activities ongoing to restructure University of Lagos Sport Centre. Most of the dilapidated structures are being revived.’

‘As a university, we put resources proportionally in all facets. We have so many issues to contend with; we have not put sports aside.’

‘Although we did not win the last NUGA games, we were not far below in ranking. We were in the fourth position.’

‘That we did not win in the NUGA games does not mean we have not been winning laurels. We won the basketball and two or four major events,’

Journalists had reported that, the University of Port Harcourt won 150 medals to emerge the overall best in the 25th NUGA held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, from April 22 to April 29.

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, emerged second, while Benson Idahosa University came third.

UNILAG secured the fourth position with 20 medals, made up of nine gold, four silver and seven bronze.

It was said that fifty-seven universities across the nation contested for medals at the sports fiesta.

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