COVID-19: National Sports Festival Now To Hold 14TH-28TH Feb. 2021

The National  Council on Sports under the chairmanship of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has confirmed that the National Sports Festival is now to hold on the 14th to 28th of February, 2021.

The minister made the clarification at an Extra- Ordinary Council on Sports Virtual meeting held Tuesday 15th December 2020, where the stakeholders unanimously agreed on the new date.
According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, of the Ministry of Youths and  Sports Development,  Gabriel Aduda,  the reasons behind the postponement from the initial date of 3rd-18th December 2020  is the  need for better precautionary measures against COVID19 bearing in mind the expected influx of holiday makers during the festive period, as agreed between the Ministry, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 and the Host State.

Recall that the National Sports Festival tagged ‘EDO 2020’ was originally slated to hold early this year ( precisely March) but for the outbreak of the COVID-19 which necessitated the Postponement and  suspension   of all sporting activities to guard against the spread of the corona virus  nationwide.

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