The 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020, has been postponed till next year, The PUNCH has learnt.
It’s the second time the event is being postponed by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development.
Our correspondent gathered that the postponement was because the ministry did not get approval from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to hold the multi-sports competition.
The National Sports Festival, was initially scheduled to hold in March in Benin, Edo State but was postponed till December due to the outbreak of COVID-19, which also affected social and economic activities.
Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, John Joshua-Akanji, confirmed the postponement of the NSF to our correspondent.
“Yes it has been postponed but there will be an official statement on that soon,” Joshua-Akanji told The PUNCH.
Delta State is the defending champions of the National Sports Festival following their spectacular show at the last edition held in Abuja.