Just In: FGN postpones National Sports Festival over coronavirus

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Minister of Sports – Sunday Dare

The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended the 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival.

Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare revealed this after a meeting with health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire and a few other experts at the Health Ministry.

They reviewed the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making  decision on the postponement.

Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare made the announcement in a series of tweet on his official Twitter handle.

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He tweeted: “A meeting between the Ministers of Health, myself and a few other experts just concluded now at the Health Ministry to review the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making  decision on the postponement. A final decision will be communicated shortly.

“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.

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“Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID 19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date.

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