National Sports Festival to hold April


Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development

Sunday Dare, Minister of Sports and Youth development

By Abujah Racheal

The National Sports Festival (NSF)  scheduled to hold in Edo in February has been shifted to April 2021.

Mr. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, announced the change on Monday at the Presidential Task Force (PTF)  on COVID-19 National Briefing in Abuja.

NSF, which had been postponed several times, was to have taken place from Feb.  14 to Feb. 28, 2021, in Benin, the Edo capital.

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Dare said that the postponement was approved owing to the scarcity of funds and the virulence of the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Meanwhile, the minister reiterated the commitment of the Federal  Government to give Nigerian youths the opportunity to compete and prepare for the next Olympics.


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