Nigeria’s National Sports Festival postponed for the fourth time

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by Linda Ikeji

The National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to hold in Edo state has been postponed again from January to February 14 – 28, 2021. 

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Gabriel Aduda said the postponement was approved by the National Council on Sports(NCS) under the leadership leadership of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare. 

Recall that the Festival had previously been postponed from December 3 – 18, to January 3 – 17, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the new dates the fourth time the fiesta would be postponed.

The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare had said the postponement was because of the need to ensure better precautionary measures were taken against COVID-19, bearing in mind the expected influx of holiday makers during the festive period.

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