The Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB), has won five medals at the just-concluded maiden edition of the African Universities Olympics held in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament held from the March 12 to 19.
Colonel Sagir Musa, acting director, Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the Olympics was organized by the Association of African Universities and hosted by Al-Azhar University Cairo.
He said the tournament featured selected universities from each of the five regions of Africa.
“Consequently, Benin, Ghana and Nigeria represented West Africa with NAUB taking part in basketball, track and field events”, he said.
The NAUB contingent, according to him, comprised 44 athletes and nine officials, who won medals in different sport.
They include: basketball – gold; 100m female and 200m female – silver each; 800m female and 1500m female – bronze each; making a total of one gold, two silver and two bronze medals as well as the winners trophy for basketball. The West Africa Region emerged winners at the Championship.
“The enormous support of the COAS Lt-Gen TY Buratai among other factors contributed to the successful outing of the NAUB contingent.
“The Special Adviser to the COAS on NAUB Maj-Gen Chukwuemeka Okonkwo effectively led the contingent.
“The Vice Chancellor Prof David Malgwi, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Military) Brig Gen Martin Obot and the Dean Students Affairs Dr Bulus Gadiga were among the personalities that accompanied the NAUB contingent to the Olympics”.