UNILAG AND LASU CO-HOSTING 2024 AFRICAN UNIVERSITY GAMES

UNILAG and LASU have been designated as hosts for the upcoming university sports event, following the 10th edition hosted by Kenyatta University in Kenya in 2022. The Nigeria University Games Association, as confirmed by acting Secretary-General Chidiebere Ezeani, announced this partnership in a press statement.

Lagos State University and the University of Lagos will co-host the prestigious event, signifying a commitment to promoting sports excellence within the African university community. Notably, female vice-chancellors, Professor Folasade Ogunsola of UNILAG and Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello of LASU, will lead this historic collaboration.

The event, encompassing various disciplines in individual and team sports such as athletics, badminton, chess, Judo, basketball, football, volleyball, and handball, is expected to feature more universities this year, with approximately 5000 athletes participating, according to FASU.

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, during the commissioning of projects at LASU, reiterated his commitment to supporting the African university sports community. UNILAG’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, expressed readiness to host the continent, leveraging the excellent facilities developed during the 2021 NUGA Games, including the newly commissioned 240-bed sports hostel.

LASU’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, emphasized the significance of the event for Lagos State and the broader Nigerian university community. Dr. Bawa Mohammed, NUGA’s acting president, commended the co-hosting institutions for their continuous contributions to the development of university sports in Nigeria.

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