20th National Sports Festival Now Holds Between April 2nd To 14th-Minister - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, March 19, 2021

20th National Sports Festival Now Holds Between April 2nd To 14th-Minister

The much postponed  20th edition of the National Sports Festival will now hold between April 2nd and 14th in Edo state, following the continuous drop in the cases of coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria 

Before the new date, March 18th to April 1st, 2020 date was fixed for the games, after several postponements due to the pandemic which again changed . 

The Ministers of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare on Friday confirmed the new date, during his visit to the Edo State Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Dare  also revealed that Edo State would  be used for the National Camp in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games taking place later this year.

           Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium 

The Federal Government according to the minister, is determined to go ahead with the Unity Games which is the sequel to participation at the Tokyo Games.

He added that the athletes for the games would be reduced  from 14,000 to 8,000 athletes, due to logistics under the circumstances occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic 
          Dressing room

                  Swimming pool Facilities

           Fantastic facilities ready for                  the games in Benin city 

Responding, Governor Godwin Obaseki expressed the readiness of  his administration  to host the games while appealing to the Federal Government to make funds available to enable the state to take good care of visiting athletes and officials at the sports festival.

The several  postponements of the sports fiesta according to Obaseki, have taken its toll on finances of the State Government

Obaseki expressed confidence  that the country is winning the war against the COVID-19 pandemic, which makes the games safe enough to go ahead as scheduled

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