Lagos State University (LASU) Agrees to Co-Host FASU Games 2024

Vice Chancellor of the Lagos state university Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello on Tuesday November 2nd 2021 gave her assurances of the Universities interest in Co-hosting the rest of Africa in 2024 for the African University Games.

This follows an offer to co-host the competition, presented on Tuesday, 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, Mr. Bola Orodele, at her office on the 6th floor, Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building, Main Campus, Ojo.

Governor of Lagos state Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has given his nod for a joint hosting rights for the two top universities in the state University of Lagos and Lagos state University, to bring African universities mega sports event to the state. “We have the state Governor’s nod to bring the competition to Lagos. All we need is your approval and we will write to FASU to come to LASU. And I believe that once you can host Africa, you can definitely host the NUGA Games, which is for Nigerians only.” NUGA president said.

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 NUGA President Prof. 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.”