The Federal University Dutse has said in a new report that it has spent about 7 billion to renovate the sports facilities to be used in the upcoming Nigerian Universities Games Association preliminaries 2107.
Illaysu Ussain, the sports director had the university made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
“About N7 million was spent to renovate facilities to be used during the exercise.
“The renovation is part of our preparations to successfully host the 2017 Zone ‘A’ NUGA preliminaries.
“So, all facilities to be used for the games have been put in to ensure, hitch-free, smooth and successful conduct of the competition,” the sports director assured.
Hussain lauded the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Fatima Muktar, for her support and cooperation in the ongoing preparations for the games.
NAN reports that 19 universities from the zone will compete for tickets to the NUGA Games at the preliminaries, billed to take place from April 2 to April 8.
A team of experts from Zone A of the NUGA Council had on March 14, inspected facilities at the university and other venues in preparation for the preliminaries.
The council also appointed 13 coordinators for the games to feature in the preliminaries which include: football, basketball, volleyball, handball, hockey, badminton, tennis and table tennis.
Others are; swimming, athletics, chess, Taekwando, cricket, scrabble, squash and judo.