The 20th edition of the National Sports Festival has again been postponed to April 2021.
The festival was scheduled to hold from February 14 to 28 in Benin City, the Edo State capital, before it suffered its latest postponement.
The decision which was taken at the end of the National Council of Sports meeting held via Zoom on Monday was disclosed by the General Manager, Ondo State Sports Council, Babatunde Henry.
“We have come to the end of the meeting, the National Sports Festival has been postponed again till April,
“We have not arrived at a definite date, but we are going to look at a convenient date in April 2021.
“The decision was accepted by all the members of the council, that it should be shifted, considering the possibility of raising funds. You know the Federal Government has promised to assist Edo State in terms of funding and the money cannot be ready in the next one week.
“So, it has to be shifted from February to April, so that there will be enough planning for the Games and ensure that it is postponed again. But that April is very sacrosanct,” Hendy added.