Ogun State has been confirmed as the next hosts of the biennial National Sports Festival in 2024.

This was made known during the closing ceremony of the 21st edition of the festival, which ended in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Saturday.

Sports minister Sunday Dare, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, at the closing ceremony, said Ogun emerged tops after the rigorous selection process.

“I have the pleasure tonight (Saturday) to announce the next hosts of the 2024 edition of the National Sports Festival; the next hosts for the 22nd National Sports Festival is Ogun State,” Dare announced.

“For the first time, we have a runners-up – the runners-up for the bidding is Oyo State.”

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