By Eniola Olatunji
The Department of Sports Medicine of the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports has directed all Sports Federations in Nigeria whose officials will be going for the 20th National Sports Festival in Edo State to report immediately for a fitness test before they can be allowed to participate.
The mandatory medical examination for all Technical officials was made compulsory by the National Council for Sports at her last meeting in Benin City.
A statement signed by the Deputy Director, Clinical Services in the Federal Ministry of Sports, Dr. Samuel Ogbondeminu adviced all Secretary General of all the Federations to ensure compliance with the directive.
It was learnt that the issue of medical fitness of officials was drastically discussed to avoid any distress at the Edo Fetival and the certificate of medical fitness will be foremost to register any official to reduce the stress on medical discharge to all participants at the games.