Posted by News Express | 10 December 2020 | 665 times
By SUYI AYODELE, Benin
Following the indefinite postponement of the National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to be hosted by the Edo State Government, the state government on Thursday announced the dissolution of all the sub-committees set up for the organisation of the 19th NSF tagged Edo 2020.
The announcement of the dissolution of the committees was contained in a letter dated December 9, 2020, and endorsed by the Secretary of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the festival, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa.
The letter, copies of which were made available to journalists in Benin on Thursday, explained that the dissolution arose from the fact that no actual date had been fixed for the festival by the Federal Government.
The festival was earlier scheduled to hold between March 22 to April 1, but was shifted in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some two weeks ago, the government had rescheduled the festival to take place between January 3 to 18, 2021 before it was eventually put off indefinitely last week because the nation has not been able to flatten the curve of the pandemic, with the fear of another lockdown pervading the air.
A terse letter issued to dissolve the Sub-Committees stated that “I am directed by the Deputy Governor who doubles as the LOC Chairman for the festival, to inform you of the dissolution of all committees with immediate effect.”
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