New Dates Announced For National Sports Festival


ByEmmanuel Adigwe

New dates have been announced for the 20th National Sports Festival which was originally meant to take place in March through April 2020 in Benin City, Edo State.
According to the chairman of the 11-man committee set up by the Sports Ministry, Tony Okowa, who on Friday announced the new dates for the multi-sports competition as October 25 to November 4, in company of the Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who is the chairman of the Local Organising Committee.
The event, tagged Edo 2020, has its 11-member committee made up of members of the COVID-19 Task Force (NCDC), Ministry of Health, Agency for Disease Control, Commissioners of Sports from the six geo-political zones of the country and representatives of the Sports Ministry.
It will be recalled that the tournament was previously postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and Delta State are the defending champions of the previous event.

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