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Nasarawa resumes preparation ahead of National Sports Festival

Nasarawa State Government says it has resumed preparations to participate in the rescheduled National Sports Festival in Edo State.

The state Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Mr Othman Bala stated this while speaking with Radio Nigeria in Lafia.

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Mr Othman Bala. Photo: Chris Nyamtu (Radio Nigeria).

The ministry was working closely with grassroots associations and stakeholders to ensure competent athletes were mobilized to camps for the training ahead of the resumed festival, Mr Bala said.

He pointed out that state government was not taking any chances towards winning medals during the EDO 2020 as participants would be selected solely based on competence, not godfatherism.

The Commissioner who noted that COVID-19 safety protocols have been provided for the athletes at the camps said early commencement of the training was to avoid last-minute rush should the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development announce new dates for resumption of the EDO 2020 National Sports Festival.

Chris Nyamtu

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