• Dec. 4, 2023, 9:11 a.m.
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It is with deep sadness that the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA) announces the passing of Mr. Emeka Ogbu, the revered President of NUGA and Director of Sports at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). Mr. Emeka Ogbu departed from this world on Monday, November 26, 2023. Mr. Ogbu was an influential and passionate personality in the Nigerian sports community. His significant contributions to the promotion and enhancement of university sports in Nigeria are deeply cherished. As the President of NUGA, he played an instrumental role in fostering a culture of healthy competition, unity, and excellence among Nigerian universities. At ESUT, where he served as the Director of Sports, Mr. Ogbu exhibited unwavering dedication to advancing sports activities within the university, leaving an enduring legacy in the sporting landscape of Enugu State University of Science and Technology. His commitment to university sports extended to his leadership role as the President of the South East University Games Association (SEUGA), where he spearheaded the revival of the SEUGA games, leaving an indelible mark on the sports community. The untimely passing of Mr. Emeka Ogbu is not just a loss to the sporting fraternity but also a moment of poignant reflection for those who had the privilege of knowing him personally. His legacy is one that exemplifies unwavering dedication, exceptional leadership, and an unmatched love for sports. During this difficult period, our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, colleagues, and the entire sports community profoundly affected by this loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his remarkable contributions to the realm of university sports in Nigeria remain forever treasured and honored. Details regarding the funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.