The Edo state government has announced that it might not be able to host the proposed national sports festival anymore.
According to Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu the 2020 National Sports Festival may not be convenient for the State to host in January.
“We can’t host the National Sports Festival January 3-17, 2021. It is not feasible for us. Not because we are not ready infrastructure and logistics wise, but because it would be coming two days after the New Year festivities.”
“We were never consulted in fixing the new date, it was a decision from top to bottom and they were quite insensitive to the feelings of the athletes and officials,” said Shaibu.
Dr Shaibu said after a tour of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium Benin City, that the Sports Ministry and the Presidential Task Force on Covid’19 did not consult Edo State, before fixing the January date after the NSF was postponed from the December 3, sparking an uproar by athletes and officials.