University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) vice-chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale has inaugurated the local organizing committee for this year’s West Africa University Games (WAUG), which the institution will host in November.
WAUG, the Olympics Games of West Africa students is the biggest and most competitive games among West African students.
Professor Lale said hosting the best student athletes from West Africa demands meticulous planning and painstaking execution, “To pull off a memorable competition that should further confirm our (University of Port Harcourt) standing as the undisputed masters of sports on the West African coast. We do not just intend to win, it is important that we put up a gold standard that future hosts would strive to meet.”
The Chairman of the LOC is Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Anthony Ibe, Vice Chairman Professor Okey Onuchukwu, Mrs Dorcas Otto, the institution registrar and Mr. Vitalis Aliezi, the bursar are also members of the LOC.
The Rivers State Government representative on the LOC is Mr. Douglas Dube.
The Vice Chancellor Professor Lale is the head of finance and fund-rising subcommittee; he will be assisted by Mrs. Ann Nwagwu a banker and Olukayode Thomas, the games marketing and promotion consultant.
Mrs. Matilda Nnodim is the head of Ceremonial and Protocol, Dr. Otu Ekpeyong head of accommodation, Dr. Williams Wodi head of media, publicity and documentation, Lt. Col. Reginald Isiguzo (rtd) Security, Dr. Chinwe Ezirim medical; Professor Osi Akpoghome Transport, Professor Matthew Wegwu Team UNIPOT Preparation, Professor Regina Ogali, and WAUG Forum subcommittee is headed by Dr. Athan Amasiatu.
University of Port Harcourt head of sports, Professor Ken Anuwegje urged members of the committee to work hard to organize the greatest WAUG Games ever.