The official opening ceremony of the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021 will performed by the Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The biennial sports fiesta which has experienced several postponements occasioned by disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will hold from April 2nd – 14th, 2021 at various venues in Benin City, Edo State.
Chairman, Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu disclosed this during LOC meeting held in Benin City.
In an earlier statement, Shaibu stated that the Games Village will be opened on April 2nd, 2021, for athletes and officials.
He said: “The torch of unity will arrive in Edo State on April 3, and will go round the 18 local governments in the state. It will arrive at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium main bowl on April 6, where the governor will light it up.”
The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are to arrive in Benin City four days to the commencement of the festival, to monitor compliance with COVID-19 guidelines.
“All the non-pharmaceutical measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 will be provided for by the state government at the various venues and camps,” Shaibu added.