JUST IN: National Sports Festival commences April 2

By Bisi Olaniyi, Southsouth Bureau Chief

The National Sports Festival will hold from April 2-14, 2021, THE NATION has learnt.

This was decided after a meeting between Minister of Youths and Sports Sunday Dare and Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki at the Government House, Benin.

The festival suffered many postponements from March 2020.

Obaseki, while receiving the sports minister, hailed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to support Edo state in hosting the national sports festival.

The Governor also led the Minister on a tour of facilities for the sports festival.

He assured Edo was ready to host the sports tournament stating the postponement was very challenging for the state.

Dare said President Muhammadu Buhari would declare the games open.

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