Edo threatens to end Sports Festival over lack of funds


Edo threatens to end Sports Festival over lack of funds
Sunday Dare

The Local Organising Committee has threatened to shut down the National Sports Festival over the failure of the Federal Government to release funds.

Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, confirmed in a statement after a meeting if the LOC.

He said that the Federal Government had promised to make funds available for the sports festival before its commencement and it was because of the assurance that made the Local Organising Committee go ahead with the Sports Festival.

However, seven days after the games started, the Federal Government was yet to fulfil the promise made to the Edo State Government.

As a result of this, the LOC wants to shut down the games by 12noon today (Thursday) if funds are not made available.

“The Local Organising Committee, Edo2020 regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly today, Thursday, April 8, 2021, for lack of funds,” the statement partly read.

“Rising from an emergency meeting…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper