The 20th National Sports Festival named Edo 2020 is scheduled to now hold from April 2 to 14 2021.
In a letter sent to states and signed by the Secretary of the Main Organizing Committee of the NSF, Peter Nelson, and dated March 10, the sports festival will start on April 2 and end on April 14.
“Kindly recall the decision reached at the last virtual Extra-Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday February 8, 2021 in which it was unanimously agreed that the 20th National Sports Festival should hold in the month of April 2021, while the actual dates are to be communicated to the 36 states and the FCT in due course.
“Arising from the above, I am directed to inform you that the 20th NSF is now scheduled for April 2-14, 2021.
“The details are as follows:
i) Opening of Games Village: April 2-3, 2021
ii) Opening Ceremony – April 4, 2021
iii) Closing Ceremony April – 14, 2021
iv) Closing of Games Village – April 15, 2021,” the letter read in parts.
According to the Punch, the festival, which was initially supposed to hold between March 22 and April 1, 2020, had suffered several setbacks due to COVID-19 pandemic and paucity of funds.