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.
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.