EDO 2020: Postponement of sports festival will benefit all stakeholders– Oyo Commissioner

EDO 2020: Postponement of sports festival will benefit all stakeholders– Oyo Commissioner

Mr Seun Fakorede, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, says the postponement of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) earlier scheduled for between March 22 and April 1 will benefit all stakeholders.

Fakorede stated this on Tuesday while speaking with the Nigeria News Agency in Ibadan.

He said the decision to postpone the festival by the host state, Edo, was rational and timely as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak globally.

The commissioner said the postponement would not diminish the morale and enthusiasm of athletes from the state, adding that the team would sustain the tempo of preparation.

He expressed optimism that the state’s athletes would excel at the competition whenever it held.

NAN reports that 232 athletes from Oyo State were billed to participate in 29 sporting events during the festival.

(NAN)