Babajide Okulaja, a four hundred level physics student who has shown dexterity in the field event of long jump, will be the focal point of the participation of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA in the forthcoming Nigerian University Games, NUGA.
Okulaja along with other students who will fly the flag of the institution at the NUGA Games scheduled to hold between 12th – 22nd February, 2014 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Osun State have stepped up their preparations at the FUTA sports complex. Okulaja
is expected to be the man to beat in the long jump event because of his exposure and exploits in the game at the national level.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola has charged the Athletes and
Officials to give their best at the Games and show the excellence that the University has become renowned for in all areas of human endeavors. He urged them to be good ambassadors of the University saying they will be supported all the way by the management of FUTA.
Michael Ajibua, Director of Sports, has assured the FUTA Community that the athletes
will do the institution proud. He hinged his optimism on the commitment of the students in training and their determination to win laurels for the institution.
FUTA will be represented by 29 athletes and 13 officials and will participate in five events namely; Athletics, Table Tennis, Tennis, Judo and Taekwondo.