There are reports that the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival holding in Benin will be shutdown by 12 noon on Thursday, the 8th of April, 2021. Athletes who are currently participating in different sporting events may have to start packing up their traveling bags, just few days after the opening event, which was officially held on Tuesday, the 6th of April, 2021.
The decision to Shutdown the National Sports Festival is coming on the backdrop of reports of alleged refusal of the Federal Government to support the Edo State Government with funds as promised.
A part of the statement reads, "The Federal Government had promised to make funds available for the National Sports Festival, before the commencement of the Sports Festival and it was because of this assurance, that made the Local Organizing Committee to go ahead with the National Sports Festival, however seven days after the games started, the Federal Government is yet to fulfil the promise made to Edo State to the Edo State Government".
The statement further explained that the Local Organizing Committee which had an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening, will end the National Sports Festival abruptly by 12 noon on Thursday, the 8th of April, 2021, if funds are not made available by the Federal Government.
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