UNIBEN to host athletes ahead of Edo 2020

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p style="text-align: justify;">Athletes expected to take part at the forthcoming Edo 2020 National Sports Festival will be camped at the University of Benin, Edo State.

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p style="text-align: justify;">This was made known in a media statement made available to Saturday PUNCH on Friday.

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p style="text-align: justify;">The National Sports Festival is billed to hold from April 2 to 14.

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p style="text-align: justify;">Speaking in Benin City on Friday after undergoing a tour of facilities with Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare said the Presidential Task Force and the National Centre For Diesease Control will provide support for the vaccination of atheletes.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“We have been able to get the University of Benin to host our athletes,” Dare said.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“There are still some work to be done here, which may not be in the radar but everything is on track. I can tell you with certainty that the Edo National Sports Festival will hold.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“We are also working closely with the PTF, NCDC and others to ensure that the necessary support we need in terms of vaccination of atheletes, test kits will be available.

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p style="text-align: justify;">“We are also toning down the number of athletes that would be participating from 14,000 to 8,000.



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p style="text-align: justify;">“I must thank the Governor and his deputy for taking the lead on this.”

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p style="text-align: justify;">Contact: theeditor@punchng.com
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