Dare declares Edo ready for 2021 National Sports Festival – says Sports Minister


The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the quality and standard sporting facilities in Edo State for the forthcoming National Sports activities Festival.

He disclosed this to journalists during a visit to Edo State ahead of the festival noting that the renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and different facilities have raised the bar for sports activities improvement for different states in Nigeria.

The sports activities festival which had suffered several postponements due to the outbreak of the killer COVID-19 is now scheduled to hold between April 2 and 14 in Benin City.

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“I’m satisfied with what I’ve seen right here today and most of our athletes will be ready to compete here and set new personal and world records,” stated Dare.

On his part, Governor Godwin Obaseki mentioned the state is ready to host a world-class occasion with the facilities in place.

“Every sport listed in the festival has world-class services to cater for it. The services match whatever you have throughout the globe. We’re ready. Accommodation is ready.” he stated.

Meanwhile, the sports activities minister has said the Nigeria contingent for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics Games will be camped in Edo State.



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