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Why National Sport Festival to be hosted by Edo State Was Postponed

Why National Sport Festival to be hosted by Edo State Was Postponed


The decision to postpone  National Sports Festival  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

The situation surrounding  COVID-19 was review as it concern  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

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