OBAFEMI Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, will host over 200 universities from Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region at the next edition of the West African Universities Games (WAUG).
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Simeon Bamire, disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday, stating that the university was prepared for the sporting fiesta.
Bamire said: “We have put in place all necessary arrangements to make the stay of all officials, participants and their handlers worthwhile, particularly in terms of accommodation and medical facility”.
According to the vice chancellor, the competition, which comprises tennis, table tennis, basketball and athletics, will feature sportsmen and women from universities in Nigeria and countries within the West Africa sub-region.
Bamire who lauded the preparatory contribution of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, also applauded Senator Ademola Adeleke for his disposition and the commitment of his administration towards the event.
He said the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo had consented to be the Special Guest of Honour at the opening and closing ceremonies of the event.
The vice chancellor pleaded with spirited individuals, corporate organisations, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps, seasoned administrators and sports enthusiasts to assist the university financially and materially to foster unique hosting of the championship.
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