Federal Government is considering rendering financial support to Edo State, host of the National Sports Festival following another postponement.

Minister of Sports and Development, Sunday Dare stated this in Abuja at a meeting of the National Council of Sports.

Mr. Dare, who is also the chairman of council, said the Federal Government was favourably disposed to assisting Edo State to host the festival.

He added that in the next few days, they hoped to push through the document via the Ministry of Finance to get the financial support to put the festival back on track.

It would be recalled that the 20th National Sports Festival had suffered another postponement and is now likely to take place on a later date in April.

It is the third time the competition would be postponed amid the realities of COVID-19.

Net/ Babatunde Tiamiyu

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