The Deputy Governor of Edo State and the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of EDO 2020, Comrade Philip Shaibu , have asked the Contingent from Oyo and Taraba State to step aside due to the violation of COVID-19 protocols that guides the Festival.
The Sports loving Deputy Governor made this known during an inspection tour at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium earlier today while addressing Journalists .
“we have Oyo and Taraba that did not follow the protocols that were lay down and they have asked them to stay aside depending when the issues are resolved
We have to get in touch with the PTF, NCDC, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for them to be able to give further clearance for the way out “
Shaibu further stated that it is the PTF, NCDC and Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development that would decide their readmission back to the Festival.
“ We would only admit them when we get a contrary approval to the effect that they should be admitted and if we get PTF correspondent to the effect that they would be reinstated , and then NCDC would have to screen and the result would be out before they are reinstated , so we are waiting for the result from NCDC , but as we stand they are out “
The 20th Edition of the National Sports Festival started yesterday in Benin City and would end on the fourteenth of April .