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Buhari postpones National Sports Festival over COVID- 19

Buhari postpones National Sports Festival over COVID- 19

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the forthcoming National Sports Festival, Edo 2020 .

A statement just post in the president’s tweeter handle reads “@MBuhari has approved the postponement of the 2020 National Sports Festival, as a precautionary move against #COVID19. The President was this morning briefed by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development and the Minister of State for Health”.

The sports festival billed to kick off on the 22nd of March, 2020, becomes the first sports programme to be affected by the outbreak of COVID- 19 in Nigeria and an addition to a long list of sporting activities which has been affected by the virus.

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