The 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival has been postponed.
The decision was made after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, his health colleague, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and some other experts from the Ministry of Health.
They reviewed the situation of COVID-19 in relation to the Edo 2020 Sports festival to make a decision on the postponement.
Sports Minister Sunday Dare made the announcement in a series of tweets in his official Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “A meeting between the Ministers of Health, myself and some other experts have just concluded at the Ministry of Health to review the situation of COVID-19 in relation to the Edo 2020 sports festival to make a 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 preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19.
“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.
Details coming soon …