Edo 2020: Sports festival postponed for fourth time

The Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare has announced that owing to the preparedness in terms of COVID-19 precautionary measures, the National Sports Festival has been postponed again for the fourth time. 

The minister made the announcement on Monday while addressing the press during the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19.

According to him, the shift in date was necessary as the competition which was to start on the 14th of February in Edo State, was very vital to the nation.

“It is our own version of the Olympic and most of the participants are young people – the youths.”

He also acknowledged the readiness of the Edo State Government in terms of facilities and adhering to COVID-19 measures. 

He, however, stated that the most feasible date to have the games according to him is in April this year.


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