NUGA 2022: UNILAG lightens up tournament’s Torch, unveils readiness to host game

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By Alao Matthew, Racheal Oyelola

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has lightened up the NUGA Torch to signify her readiness to host  Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA), making it the fourth time the University would be hosting the game.

It was pronounced at the program held in one of the University hall on Friday 26th of November tagged At an event tagged #UNIlAGNUGA2022

It was stated  that the University  has hosted  the game in year, 1968, 1978, 1998 and will be holding another one next year  March 16th to 26th.

The Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) organizes university-level sports events in Nigeria. It hosts an interuniversity sports competition called the University Games.

It was disclosed that  UNILAG won her  first host which Contest was between University of Lagos and University of Jos  which University of lagos won with 76 percent over University of Jos with score of  66 percent.

This led to the award of the NUGA on the 29th of June 2018 making it the first time University of Lagos to hold this.

According to the Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, he said the Minister for youth and sports development was interested in getting the student in Nigeria to be able to participate in the international competition .

However, he said, “I want you to know that the Minister for sport is really committed to this programme, he came all the way from Abuja despite the tight schedule.”

Also, he is “interested in getting some of our students, not only in University of Lagos but in Nigeria as a whole to be able to participate in the professional competitions like the Olympic competition and other World Cup competitions.”

The Hon. Minister for Youth and Sport Development; Chief Sunday Dare  during the programme lightened the  NUGA torch of Unity,  together with the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG; Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe ,  pro chancellor Prince Dr Dare Tejuosho, The Executive  Secretary; Dr Awoyinfa and other diginitaries.