COVID 19: Buhari postpones national sports festival

Yusuf Bello| President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the postponement of the national sports festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020, in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare made the disclosure via his official Twitter handle.

He twitted, ”Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID-19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo sports festival to a future date.”

Nigeria confirmed a third case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The sports festival was scheduled to take place from March 22 to April 1, 2020, in Edo State.

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