Mr. Sunday Dare, Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports Development

Nigeria to hold rescheduled National Sports Festival February 2021

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Sequel to postponement resulting from the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, the National Sports Festival in Nigeria has been slated to hold February 14─28, 2021.

The country’s National Council on Sports in a statement made the announcement Tuesday, December 15.

The statement noted “the National Council on Sports under the chairmanship of the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare at an Extraordinary Council on Sports Virtual meeting held today 15th December, 2020, unanimously agreed to host the NSF 2020 on February 14- 28 2021.

National Sports Festival    Photo: The Guardian

“Justifying the reasons behind the postponement from the initial date of 3rd-18th December 2020, the Hon. Minister explained to members of Council the need for better precautionary measures against COVID19 bearing in mind the expected influx of holiday makers during the festive period, as agreed between the Ministry, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 and the Host State.”

The Council recalled that the National Sports Festival tagged ‘EDO 2020’ was originally slated to hold early this year (precisely March).

“But for the outbreak of the COVID-19 which necessitated the postponement and suspension of all sporting activities to guard against the spread of the Coronavirus nationwide,” said the statement.

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