The Project Manager in the Media and Communications Sub-Committee of the festival’s Local Organising Committee of the 20th National Sports Festival scheduled to hold from April 2 to April 14, Musa Ebomhiana, has said on Sunday that, the federal government has not released the money it promised to support the host, Edo State government.
Ebomhiana said the Edo State Deputy Governo,Philip Shaibu also made an appealed to the federal government last week to release the fund in order to ensure smooth running of the event.
“We are taking seriously the promise by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, that money will be released before the commencement of the festival.
“We know and are sure that the Federal Government will not want to disappoint the youths and sports enthusiasts. We believe that it will do the needful.”
However, he said all that was needed, aside fund to making it a huge success had been put in place by the Edo government.
NSF was earlier scheduled to take place in March 2020, before it was postponed as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19