Minister,  PTF  To Decide On Sports Festival  

A strong  indication  has emerged  that  the  postponed  Edo 2020 National Sports Festival earlier scheduled  for   Benin may still hold this year once their is a drop in the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare said he is committed to ensuring  that  sporting activities resume as soon as the Covid-19 pandemic drops, even as plans have been concluded  for a meeting  between the Ministry  and the Presidential Task Force to explore the possibilities.
Speaking  on Sports This Morning on Channels  Television, on Monday, 27 July, 2020, the Minister  said, “We have submitted  our sports protocol to the PTF but we shall be properly  guided. So very soon  we plan to meet with  them to work out the modalities for the resumption of Sports  in Nigeria. There is a possibility that the postponed Edo 2020 Sports Festival could still take place this year”.

The Minister further disclosed,  “There are plans to have 20 athletes resume training at the High Performance  Centre in Port harcourt to begin preparations for the Olympics. This  is to enable them get into shape due to long months of inactivity  as a result of the lockdown due to Covid-19”.

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