National Sports Festival To Hold In Edo February 14, 2021 – Minister


The Minister of Sports, Youth and Development, Mr Sunday Dare, Wednesday said the National Sports Festival tagged ‘EDO 2020’ will now hold from 14-28 February, 2021.

Dare disclosed this after an Extra- Ordinary Council on Sports Virtual meeting.

Recall 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 corona virus  nationwide.

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Justifying the reasons behind the postponement from the initial date of 3rd-18th December 2020; the Hon. Minister cautioned members of Council against the need for better precautionary measures against COVID-19 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.


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