… Delta State To Host 21st Games
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The Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare were absent at the closing ceremony of the ongoing 2020 National Sports Festival in Benin City, Edo State, Capital.
Earlier, according to a statement signed by the project manager of the Media and Communication Committee for the Games, Musa Ebomhiana revealed that the Vice President and the sports minister were expected to lead other government delegations to end the Games.
However, Delta state have won the National Sports Festival trophy for keeps after winning it three times consecutively and has also been confirmed as the host for the 2022 National Sports Festival.
According to final medals table, Delta state won 158 gold, 116 silver and 110 bronze medals while Edo won 129 gold, 104 silver and 108 bronze medals.
Bayelsa state came third after winning 56 gold, 55 silver and 58 bronze medals while Rivers won 33 gold, 34 silver and 61 bronze medals.
A total of 1965 medals with 577 gold, 574 silver and 814 medals was won by the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
Meanwhile, The federal government through the ministry of youths and sports development has awarded Delta State the hosting rights for the 21st edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) in 2022.
This was confirmed at the closing ceremony of the 20th edition of the Nigeria’s Olympics games by the sports ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Nebolisa Anako.
The colourful closing ceremony was witnessed by the Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki and his wife, a former minister of sports, Solomon Dalung while musicians, Teni and Joeboy performed to the delight of everyone.