File: During the unveiling of the #Mascot, five ambassadors and theme song for the 2020 National Sports Festival. Photo: TWITTER/GOVERNOR OBASEKI
The Local Organising Committee, LOC has threatened to shut down the National Sports Festival over the failure of the Federal Government to release Funds
A statement by the Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Mr Ebomhiana Musa says the LOC has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick start the games.
“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,” he said.
According to Mr Ebomhiana Musa, seven days after the games started, the Federal Government is yet to fulfil the promise made to the Edo State Government.
He, therefore, said as a result of this, the LOC wants to shut down the games by 12noon on Thursday, April 8, 2021, if funds are not made available.