The organizers of the Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) has said technical challenges was a major factor responsible for it decision to suspend the ongoing national University games.
NUGA Secretary-General, B. O. Orodele, who announced the suspension on Sunday in Makurdi, said the action became necessary because “both athletes and contingent officials have not been accredited as required by the guidelines of the Games”.
“The temporary suspension will enable both the officials of NUGA and the host university to sort out the technical hitches,” he said.
Reacting to the hitches, the President of NUGA, Prof. Stephen Hanafyelto of the University of Maiduguri, blamed the confusion on the ICT Unit of the association which “defied my instructions over accreditation”.
He alleged that the ICT Unit refused to heed his instructions on the procedure for accreditation, preferring to deal with the Secretary-General.
The President warned that if the problems are not resolved before Monday, the association will be left with no option than to cancel the Games.
The NUGA president said that more than 450 accreditation tags were needed for both athletes and officials. But none was allegedly provided by the institution.
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