The uncertainty surrounding the continuation of the 20th Edo National Sports Festival has been resolved following re-assurance by the federal government to support the Edo State government.
Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shuaibu gave the assurance Thursday in Benin as he confirmed resolution of the crises with Federal government.
Speaking in Benin on Thursday, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Nebeolisa Anako said, “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is the organizer of the National Sports festival while the Edo state government is the host. I wish to announce that the athletes are in their various game villages and games are ongoing following the intervention of the Presidency assuring that the financial support to Edo State government is in its final processing stage.
“The games are not under threat. There was an information gap earlier but as we speak, the games are ongoing and we assure you there won’t be any closure till the closing of the National Sports Festival.”