The Federal Government has postponed the 20th National Sports Festival for the fourth time since its original date of March 21 to April 2020.
The event, which was scheduled to begin on February 14, was again shifted to a yet to be confirmed date in April 2021.
This decision was reached on Monday after the emergency meeting of the National Council on Sports convened by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, who is the chairman of the council.
In attendance were the commissioners of youth and sports from the states of the federation and directors of Sports.
The Deputy Governor of Edo state who is also the chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the “Edo 2020” games, Philip Shaibu was also present at the meeting.
Before the announcement of this current postponement, the Festival was fixed February 14th – 28th. This is the fourth postponement the games will be suffering since its original date of March 21st to April 1st 2020.
This recent postponement was occasioned by the second wave of the pandemic and the paucity of funds.