National Sports Festival, Edo 2020: PTF Approves New Date, January 3-17 2021.


By Lucky Barth, Abuja.


The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has approved January 3rd to 17th, 2021, for the National Sports Festival, in Edo State.

A statement by the Permanent Secretary, Mr Gabriel Aduda, in Abuja said the new date was arrived at during a virtual meeting on Thursday, convened by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, which reviewed circumstances around the recent rescheduling of the sports fiesta.

According to the statement, “The new date is to allow the PTF, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Edo State Government and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to complete the necessary steps and processes, as assigned, to ensure a hitch free Festival and deployment of rapid diagnostic test kits for over 11,000 athletes.”

The virtual meeting had in attendance the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, PTF National Coordinator – Dr. Sani Aliyu, PTF’s Deputy National Incident Manager/ Head of Operations – Dr Assad Hassan, Representatives of NCDC, amongst others.