National Sports Festival faces postponement again

PTF gives formal approval to Edo 2020 National Sports Festival

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19  has given a formal approval for the staging of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, after the host state met all the stipulated health protocol.

A letter dated March 30, 2021 and signed by Dr Assad Hassan to the Minister of Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare  said “Consequent to the adequate  preparatory engagements on Covid-19 Protocols between Edo State, Centre For Disease Control and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency towards safe conduct of the Sports Festival, I have been directed to convey the approval of the PTF for the 2020  National sports Festival to proceed  as scheduled from April 2nd- 14th.

The PTF further commended the Minister of Youth and Sports Development for taking the bold, difficult but necessary step of postponing the festival severally,  due to the spike in the spread of the pandemic.

The festival was earlier billed to take place last year, but was postponed following the outbreak  of Covid-19, which led to national lockdown.

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