A new date has been announced for the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival. It has been fixed for February 14th to 28th, 2021.
The Permanent Secretary of the sports ministry, Gabriel Aduda signed a statement which reads, “The National Council on Sports under the chairmanship of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare at an Extra- Ordinary Council on Sports Virtual meeting held today, the 15th of December, unanimously agreed to host the NSF 2020 on 14- 28th 2021.
“Justifying the reasons behind the postponement from the initial date of 3rd-18th December 2020; the Hon. Minister explained to members of Council the need for better precautionary measures against COVID19 bearing in mind the expected influx of holiday makers during the festive period, as agreed between the Ministry, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 and the Host State.
“Recall that the National Sports Festival tagged ‘EDO 2020’ was originally slated to hold early this year ( precisely March) but for the outbreak of the COVID-19 which necessitated the Postponement and suspension of all sporting activities to guard against the spread of the corona virus nationwide.”
This new date will be the fourth for the festival that was first scheduled for March 2020 but had to be suspended because of Covid-19.