National Sports Festival expected to happen this year – Sports Minister
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says there are expectations that the National Sports Festival will still hold this year.
According to the minister, an 11-man committee was constituted immediately after the council meeting and the committee afterwards went on to inspect facilities in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Mr Dare disclosed this on Monday when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Sports This Morning.
“Our expectation is that it happens this year, and I take my cue from the meeting of the national council on sports that is the highest sports decision making body in the country,” the minister said.
He further noted that the council had a meeting about 3 months ago and unanimously agreed that the sports festival should hold in 2020.
Asides checking to ascertain quality of sporting infrastructure, the committee also checked the COVID-19 infrastructure in place to see how the protocols are set out.
The committee had a report ready in thirty days which was submitted to the monitoring and implementation committee for review and is still being looked at.