The federal government of Nigeria postponed the 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.
The decision was reached after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, his health counterpart, Dr Osagie Ehanire and a few other experts at the Health Ministry.
They reviewed the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making decision on the postponement.
Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare made the announcement in a series of tweet on his official Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “A meeting between the Ministers of Health, myself and a few other experts just concluded now at the Health Ministry to review the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making decision on the postponement. A final decision will be communicated shortly.
“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.
“Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID 19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date