Edo 2020 set to end prematurely


The local organising committee of the 20th Edition of the National Sports Festival tagged #Edo2020 have announced that the games will end abruply tomorrow due to lack of funds.

The LOC confirmed that the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support the event and instead of a proposed 12 day event, it will be seven days.

“The Local Organising Committee, Edo2020 regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021, for lack of funds. Rising from an emergency meeting this evening, the LOC says it has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick start the games. Regrettably, the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support us as the host state financially for the cost of postponements. So, we are left with no option but to end the games at noon tomorrow”, Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu said.