The University of Ilorin on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) on hosting the National Youth Games (NYG) for the next five years.
The signing of the MoU was done by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali and the Director of Grassroots Sports Development.
The Director of Grassroots Sports Development at the FMYSD, Dr. Ademola Are told the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali that the university is ideal for hosting sports activities and other youth programmes.
Dr Are said the Minister of Youths and Sport, Barrister Solomon Dalung directed him to convey the appreciation of the Ministry to the University for hosting the 2nd and 3rd edition of the games in the last two years.
The Director said the Ministry of Sports did not want what is happening to the National Sports Festival to happen to the youth games therefore the decision to remain with Unilorin.
The director said the ministry was however open to considering any other host institution as its alternative plan if it received such offer before the end of the new five-year agreement with Unilorin.