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Coronavirus: Federal Government Postpones National Sport Festival

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The 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival has been postponed over fears of Coronavirus spread.

The decision was reached after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, his health counterpart, 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.

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.

“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 -News Digest

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