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Breaking: Edo Sports Festival postponed

The 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival billed to hold in Benin, Edo State has been postponed.

This decision was reached after a meeting between the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire and a few other experts held at the Health Ministry to review the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making decision on the postponement.

Nigeria is among several countries battling the dreaded coronavirus disease which has claimed thousands of lives across Europe and Africa, with millions of people infected.

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

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Sports Minister, Sunday Dare

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He later added: “President Mohammadu 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,” he said.

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