NATIONAL SPORTS FESTIVAL POSTPONED AGAIN TILL APRIL – By Mary Abazuo

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The 20th National Sports Festival has again been postponed to April 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic and the lack of funds needed for the event.
The postponement of the festival which was planned to hold from February 14 to 28 in Benin, Edo State was decided at the National Council Sports meeting.
“We have come to the end of the meeting, the National Sports Festival has been postponed again till April “, The General Manager, Ondo State Sports Council, Babatunde Henry declared.
“We have not arrived at a definite date but we are going to look at a convenient date in April 2021. The decision was accepted by members of the council that it should be shifted, considering the possibility of raising funds. You know the Federal Government has promised to assist Edo State in terms of funding and the money cannot be ready in the next week.
“So it has to be shifted from February to April so that there will be enough planning for the Games and ensure that it is not postponed again. But that April is very sacrosanct “, Henry explained.
The event is set to host 11,000 athletes. 

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