The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, in a joint meeting with the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire and other health experts have agreed that the 2020 edition of the National Sports Festival scheduled to take place in Edo state from Friday, March 20th to Friday, April 3rd 2020 be postponed.
The postponement was in view of the epidemic COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival. The announcement was made by the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare via his official Twitter handle in a series of tweet. " A meeting between the Minister 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 the decision on the postponement. A final date will be communicated shortly."
President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary measure to curtail the spread of the pandemic COVID-19.