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Prof. Ijaiya stressing a point during the interview

The Chairman, Federal University of Technology, Minna Sports Committee, Prof. Abdulmojeed Ijaiya has reiterated the readiness of the institution’s contingent to the forthcoming Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) Preliminaries holding at the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State from April 2-8, 2017.

The Chairman disclosed this during an exclusive interview with Campus News on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in his office at the Main Campus.

Prof. Ijaiya said that the athletes are committed and ready to represent the institution at the games, adding that the commitment shown by the athletes just to be part of the forthcoming NUGA preliminaries were unprecedented.

“Some of our athletes did not travel during the mid-semester break and when the university was closed, they were still around training at the sports council in order to be fit for the event”, Prof. Ijaiya disclosed.

The former Niger Tornadoes Football Club player stated that all logistics concerning travelling arrangements, accreditation of athletes, payment of athletes and officials’ allowances have been concluded for the institution to participate in the games.

He stated that FUT, Minna participation at the forthcoming NUGA preliminaries would send a message to the rest of the world that all is well in FUT, Minna, especially to the NUGA Council who had doubted the University’s participation at the games because of the unfortunate students’ unrest.

Prof. Ijaiya expressed satisfaction with the quality of athletes selected by the coaches for the event, stating that the athletes have all what it takes to pick all the available tickets for the main NUGA.

He further applauded the University Management for providing the enabling environment for sporting activities to strive through constant financial support which has necessitated the procurement of some state-of-the-art-facilities for the University.