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Edo 2020: Presidency intervenes, says games continue

The Local Organising Committee, LOC, Edo2020 has just risen from another emergency meeting to review the Presidential intervention over the financial crisis threatening the National Sports Festival.

At the end of the meeting presided over by the Chairman/Deputy Governor, Edo State, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, the LOC decided that the games have to continue.

The LOC agreed that the Presidential intervention is a very strong and direct commitment which we must all respect, honour, and take seriously.

We strongly believe in and respect commitments from the Presidency. We take them by their words. It’s a strong message to us that they are strongly committed to redeeming their pledge to support us for the losses suffered arising from the three postponements of the games.

The LOC appreciates President Muhammadu Buhari, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, the Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, and indeed the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his high level of commitment to work with the Federal Government for the success of the Festival, Edo2020

Wishing the athletes and officials from across the 35 States and the FCT a memorable stay in Edo as the games last.


Ebomhiana Musa

Project Manager,

Media and Communications



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