Edo State Govt commissions Secretariat for National Sports Festival


FIC Report (Edo State) – The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commissioned the secretariat complex for the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), which will commence in the state on the 20th of March, 2020.

The Secretariat is located within the Edo State Government House in Benin City and would serve as the coordinating venue for the competition, which will take place at different venues across the state.

Addressing journalists after commissioning the complex, the Governor described the edifice as a world – class office with conducive environment for work.

According to the Governor, the physical infrastructure needed for the games are being completed. “Athletes are being readied for camping. All measures that will ensure the success of the games have been taken care of,” he said.

In his remarks, Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Phillip Shaibu, said the state is making sure it hosts the games to win. He added that the Edo State Sports Festival scheduled for February 2020  would be used to select athletes that will represent the state  in the National Sports Festival (NSF).

“The state’s gold medalists are seeded for the finals of the state festival and we are using the festival to get new talents from across the state,” he added.

Rt. Hon. Comrade Shuaibu also said the camping for the NSF would commence at the end of the state’s sports Festival.