20th National Sports Festival Begins In Edo Next Month

Nigerian Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare straightnews
Nigerian Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare

The 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 will hold from December 3-8 in Benin City, Edo State.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, confirmed hosting of the festival, assuring of full implementation of all the guiding protocols of the Presidential Task Force on COVID–19.

Dare who is also the National Council on Sports has given approval for said that the required infrastructure has been achieved as confirmed by the National Assembly’s inspection visit to the state.

The deputy governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu who was present at the meeting in Asaba, corroborated the story and re-affirmed the state’s commitment and readiness to conduct daily testing of COVID-19 for all athletes and officials who will attend the competition.

“It is indeed heart-warming that the long-awaited NSF is holding this year 2020  as jointly approved the National Council on Sports, today in Asaba,” Shaibu stated.

The council fixed December 3rd for the opening of the games village. The first phase of arrival will be December 3-4, 2020 while the opening ceremony will be done on December 5.

Competition days phase 1, comes up Dec. 6-10, break and arrivals for 2nd phase come up Friday, December 11.

Competition days for phase 2 will be done from Dec 12-16, the closing ceremony is scheduled for December 17 while the closure of Games Village will take place on December 18.