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Edo 2020: COVID -19 Committee Storms Benin City For facilities inspection

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The 11 -man member committee to ensure COVID-19-compliant infrastructure and protocols for the 20th National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” have arrived Benin City for facilities inspection.

Recall that, the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, virtual inaugurated the committee headed by the executive chairman, Delta State Sports Commission, Mr Tonobok Okowa, in follow-up to the extraordinary National Council on Sports meeting on May 18, which called for the hosting of the postponed festival later in the year.

The minister who urged members of the committee to interface with relevant agencies to ensure COVID-19-compliant infrastructure for the festival as the committee is expected to come up with a new date for the festival to be hosted not later than November and to prepare a code of operations (COVID-19 protocols) that would guide athletes, officials, spectators and relevant stakeholders for the successful hosting of the event.

According to a member, who is also the Kogi state commissioner for youth and sports development, Idris Musa, in a chat with LEADERSHIP Sports revealed that members of the committee are in Benin City for facilities inspections, adding Nigerians should expect the committee’s reports soon.

‘’We have arrived in Edo state to see for ourselves the level of facilities on the ground, by the end of this week we should be able to say something about our findings and Nigerians should expect our reports soon’’ he said.

LEADERSHIP reports that the committee is made up of sports commissioners from the six states in the south-south geo-political zone, officials from the ministries of health, youth and sports, NCDC, State Directors of Sports Forum, and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The committee has till June 18 to submit its report. The 20th sports festival was initially scheduled for March 22 to April 1 , but was postponed following an outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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