Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, says the state is ready to host the National Sports Festival on the new date once the funds promised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development is released.
The 20th National Sports Festival, tagged Edo 2020, had suffered several postponements from March 2020.
But in a letter addressed to states and signed by the Secretary of the Main Organising Committee of the NSF, Peter Nelson, and dated March 10, the sports festival will start on April 2 and end April 14.
In February, sports minister Sunday Dare after an emergency meeting of the National Council on Sports, which had in attendance Shaibu, disclosed that the Federal Government would offer financial assistance to the Edo State Government in hosting the National Sports Festival.
He says the sports minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has given a date for the commencement of the festival. They are in touch with him and still waiting for resources to host the game.