Date(s) - 02/10/2013
Speaking with reporters at the press briefing, the Vice-Chancellor, OAU, Professor Bamitale Omole, said the school has prepared adequately for the event stating that the school is well equipped.
His words: “Efforts are being made to put in place all facilities and infrastructures needed for the hosting of the game, apart from the following facilities which exists in the sports complex and an all purpose pitch with pavilion and another football pitch, eight tennis courts, a cricket oval with a pavilion, a hockey field, a handball court, an all-purpose gymnasium with a tennis court, four badminton courts, and basketball court which are being renovated and upgraded, an Olympic size swimming pool with sitting terrance, a changing room, toilet facilities and offices have been constructed.
“Also being constructed are four volleyball courts and two handball courts with terrances and the construction of an eight lane tartan track of IAAF standard will soon be completed. We are also putting all logistics in terms of accommodation, transportation and security in place for sportsmen and women as well as the officials and coaches of the games for a successful hosting of the games.”
He thanked the government and other corporate bodies for their support towards the games.