NICEGA GAMES: LOC chairman happy with shift

| November 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 17th Nigeria Colleges of Education Games, NICEGA, tagged Akalaka 2012 and been hosted by Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku in Rivers state, Dr. Nkasiobi Silas Oguzor says he is happy with the postponement of the games from the initial November 30, 2011 date to January 2012.

Speaking while addressing the Press in his office, the LOC Chairman who is also the Provost of the host institution noted that the shift in date was very necessary as it accords more time for better preparations for the high profile event which is expected to have in attendance all colleges of education in the country.

“The shifting of the 17th NICEGA games from November 30, 2011 to January 25th – 5th of February is a very welcome development. The reason is that its going to accord us more time to put finishing touches to the new facilities at the games village”.

Speaking further, Dr. Oguzor said that the institution is geared towards setting a standard that will outclass that of the last host of the games, Fedral College of Education, Kano, with more quality facilities and organization.

He also revealed that while work is still on going at the games village located at the main campus of the institution along Ahoada road in Omoku, works are already completed at the indoor sports hall expected to host not less than ten sports.

Also, the NICEGA Secretariat expected to host the media centre and the administration of the games is ready while works at the volleyball, tennis and basketball courts are almost near completion.

However, the works at the mainbowl which is expected to host the football, track and field events are moving on at a good pace.

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