Vice President Osinbajo To Declare EDO 2020 Sports Festival Open

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will today declare the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival open.

This was stated by the secretary, Main Organizing committee, Mr. Peter Nelson.

He said Professor Osinbajo will pay homage to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, before proceeding to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for the opening of the national sports event.

The programme, which starts at 7pm and runs for two hours, will showcase the rich Edo cultural heritage, with musician Fire Boy also performing at the event.

According to the MOC secretary, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare will officially welcome the athletes, while Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu will also speak on the festival.

Mr. Nelson added that to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, there would be restrictions to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, with people gaining access with invitation cards, while states will be allowed to present only 20 athletes for the ceremony.

Lara Ayoade

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