Delta 2022: Ministry Postpones 21st National Sports Festival

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has postponed the 21st National Sports Festival, tagged ‘Delta 2022’ earlier scheduled to hold in Asaba, Delta State from November 2-15, 2022.

In a statement signed on Friday, September 23, 2022 by Mr. Peter Nelson, secretary of the Main Organising Committee, (MOC) of the National Sports Festival, the ministry stated that the festival will now hold between November 28, 2022 and December 10, 2022.

Nelson apologized to Nigerian sports men through their states sports commissioners and directors of sports, stressing that the postponement was at the behest of the host state’s government.

The MOC secretary stated that “the postponement is to give (the Delta state government) more time to complete some of the facilities for the festival”.

Recall, Delta state got the right to host the 21st edition after Edo hosted the 20th edition tagged Edo 2020 but held in April 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the world.


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