The suspended 2020 Nigeria National Sports Festival will hold February 14-28 2021 according to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The National Council on Sports under the chairmanship of the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare at an Extra- Ordinary Council on Sports Virtual meeting held on Tuesday 15th December 2020, unanimously agreed to host the NSF
According to a press statement signed by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Gabriel Aduda justified the reasons behind the postponement from the initial date of 3rd-18th December 2020;
The Hon. Minister explained to members of Council the need for better precautionary measures against COVID19 bearing in mind the expected influx of holiday makers during the festive period, as agreed between the Ministry, the Presidential Task Force on COVID19 and the Host State.
Recall that the National Sports Festival tagged ‘EDO 2020’ was originally slated to hold early this year ( precisely March) but for the outbreak of the COVID-19 which necessitated the Postponement and suspension of all sporting activities to guard against the spread of the corona virus nationwide.