PTF Gives Formal approval to Edo 2020 Sports Festival

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The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has given a formal approval for the staging of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival after the host state met all the stipulated health protocol.

A letter dated March 30, 2021 and signed by Dr *Assad Hassan* to the Minister of Youth and sports Development *Chief Sunday Dare* said ” Consequent to the adequate preparatory engagements on covid-19 Protocol between *Edo State*, *Centre For Disease Control* and the *National Primary Health Care Development Agency* towards safe conduct of the Sports Festival, I have been directed to convey the approval of the *PTF* for the 2020 National sports Festival to proceed as scheduled from April 2nd- 14th.”

The *PTF* further commended the Minister of Youth and sports Development for taking the bold, difficult but necessary step of postponing the Festival severally due to the spike in the spread of the pandemic.

The Festival was earlier billed to take place last year but was postponed following the outbreak of Covid-19 which led to national lockdown.