PTF gives formal approval to Edo 2020

The Presidential  Task Force on Covid-19  has  given a formal approval  for the staging of the Edo 2020 National  Sports  Festival  after the host state  met all the stipulated health protocol.

 A letter dated March 30, 2021 and signed on behalf of PTF  by Dr  Assad Hassan to the Minister  of Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare  said, ” Consequent  to the adequate  preparatory  engagements on covid-19  Protocol  between  Edo State, Centre For Disease Control and  the  National  Primary Health Care Development   Agency  towards safe conduct  of the Sports Festival,  I have been  directed to  convey  the approval  of the  PTF for the 2020  National Sports Festival  to proceed  as scheduled  from April 2nd- 14th.”

The PTF further commended the Minister  of Youth and Sports Development for taking the bold, difficult  but necessary  step of postponing the festival  severally  due to the spike  in the spread of the pandemic.

The festival  was earlier billed to take place last year but was postponed  following  the outbreak  of  Covid-19 which led to national lockdown.

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