This follows an offer to co-host the competition, presented yesterday, by the President Nigeria Universities Games (NUGA), Prof. Stephen Hamafyelto, when he visited the Vice-Chancellor in the company of the Secretary-General of NUGA, Bola Orodele, at her office in Ojo.
Hamafyelto, in his comments, said that from all he has seen in the university, LASU is ready to host the rest of Africa.
“Looking at your vision for the University, the sixth strategic goal is to promote participation in Sports and Recreational Activities. I have been to many universities and nowhere have I seen anything as detailed as your goal for sports. Under this goal, the fourth objective is to place LASU on the world map through sports. This is the opportunity. When LASU hosts Africa, the rest of the world will take note. We want the people from all over the continent to come to LASU.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olatunji-Bello, in her response, affirmed the university’s interest in hosting the competition. She said, “I am delighted to receive you to the Lagos State University and I am happy at the offer to host the Games. If the Governor has promised to back us in hosting the competition, I, as the VC, am giving it my full support.”
The All-Africa University Games is a regional multi-sports event for university students in Africa organised by the African Sports Federation (FASU). The games were first held in 1975 in Accra, Ghana