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OBASANJO TO OPEN NUGA GAMES
SATURDAY, 21ST April 2001
By Alhaji Waziri
The President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is expected to declare open the 18th edition of NUGA, the best of its kind in NUGA history, April 21, 2001.
Vice-Chancellor of the Host University, Professor Abdullahi Mahadi, disclosed this Thursday while addressing a pre-NUGA press conference convened at the instance of the Dr. Muhammad Umar-led publicity and Documentation Sub-Committee on NUGA.
Professor Mahadi also disclosed that five former heads of state have been invited to grace the occasion. These include General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Retired Generals Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Other dignitaries expected at the opening ceremony include state governors, traditional rulers, political heavyweights, diplomats and members of the national assembly.
The Vice-Chancellor who disclosed that ABU is
expected to host not less that 37 universities and 5 000 athletes,
said all arrangement for the successful hosting of the games have been
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