UNILAG appoints Olorunnimbe as NUGA’s project lead
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Temple Company, Mr. Idris Olorunnimbe, has been appointed project lead for the 2022 edition of the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) Games to be hosted by the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
UNILAG yesterday explained that Olorunnimbe was picked due to his track record of leading and executing herculean projects, as well as his passion for sports, and also for being a proud alumnus of the university.
In a statement conveying the choice of Olorunnimbe, the UNILAG Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, said: “As the project lead for the Games, you will be expected to support the university in galvanising technical and financial support necessary for the success of the Games. You will also be expected to support in areas of equipment and state-of-the-art facilities for the Games. We are certain that your appointment is important and will ensure success of the game.”
Speaking on his appointment, Olorunnimbe said, “I’m honoured to be counted worthy to serve as an ambassador of my alma mater, University of Lagos”.
“Working from the frontline in the creative industry for many years has brought me in direct touch with the huge potential that can be harnessed from the Nigerian youth population. For me, this task presents a wider platform to make more contributions.”
Meanwhile, NUGA has approved 15 different sporting events for the 2022 Games, which include track and field, badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, handball, hockey, judo, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, and volleyball, with the intent to foster unity and leadership qualities amongst the students of the various universities.
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