The Ministers of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has been confirmed a date for the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival.

The Minister in a statement on Friday confirmed April 2nd to April 14th as the new date.

He made the announcement during a visit to the Edo State Government House in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

He also announced that Edo State will be used for the National Camp in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games taking place later this year.

Dare said further that the Federal Government is determined to go ahead with the Unity Games which is the sequel to participation at the Tokyo Games.

However, he noted that due to logistics under the circumstances occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of athletes has been reduced from 14,000 to 8,000 athletes.

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki in response assured that the state is ready to host the games.


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