Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai contingent at the 26th Nigeria University Games (NUGA) held in Lagos has presented medals won to the University Management with a commendation from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu explained that the ceremony could have held much earlier, but due to the protracted ASUU strike which lasted for over eight months.
The Vice Chancellor commended the athletes for winning medals, and at the same time making the University proud through sports.
He reaffirmed the University’s commitment to ensuring that sporting facilities are put in place to facilitate events on the campus.
He added that despite the limited resources, the University was able to invest over twenty million naira on sporting events and facilities.
He also commiserated with the sportsmen and women of the University over the fire incident that engulf the University bus along Lokoja, even though no life was lost.
Earlier, the University’s Director of Sports Professor James B. Omonu appreciated the University Management for paying the needed attention to sports development.
He also commended the University coaches and the athletes for winning medals in three categories: Hockey, Taekwondo, and Tennis
Professor Omonu added that despite the fact that the University does not have the official Hockey pitch, the players were able to win bronze medals in that category which has brought more glory to the University.
In his remarks, the Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi thanked the contingents for competing favourable with first generation universities.
He appreciated the Vice Chancellor for investing in sports despite the financial constraints facing the Institution.
The Registrar also reassured of the University Management’s commitment towards sport development.
In a vote of thanks Miss Moureen Nwani, a member of the contingents, thanked the University Management for the support and commitment to sporting activities and pray for more.
She also appreciated her fellow students who participated in the twenty sixth NUGA games and brought medal for the university
Miss Nwani encouraged athletes who participated and did not win medals that sport was not meant for winning always, adding that the pleasure in participating and the mental health relief as well as the social benefits are important.
She reassured the University Management that they would not relent in their efforts towards uplifting the Institution’s name towards sports.
Highlights of the ceremony was the decorations of the Vice Chancellor, Chairman University Sport Committee, Director of Sports and contingent’s medals.