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Edo 2020: 11-man committee to inspect festival’s health facilities

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has set up an 11-man committee to inspect health facilities for the National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020.

The festival was earlier scheduled for March 22 to April 1 in Benin City, the Edo State capital, but was called off due to the outbreak of the coronavirus

The committee, which was set up during the National Council of Sports virtual meeting chaired by Dare, is made up of members of the COVID-19 Task Force, officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Commissioners of Sports from the six Geo-political zones and representatives of the sports ministry.

The meeting agreed that the festival should still be held this year but while some members said the event should hold before the Edo State governorship election in September, others said it should be held after the polls.