The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday declare the Edo 2020 National sports Festival open with commissioning of sports facilities.
According to the Media office of the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development,
Professor Osinbajo will pay homage to the Oba of Benin before proceeding to the Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for the ceremonial opening.
The programme will starts at 7pm and runs for two hours with performance of the rich Edo cultural heritage, while musician Fire Boy would also be entertaining.
The Honorable Minister of Youth and sports Development Chief Sunday Dare is expected to officially welcome the athletes, while Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Deputy Comrade Philip Shaibu will also be speaking on their readiness for the Festival.
To ensure compliance with the Covid-19 Protocol, there will be restrictions to the Samuel Ogbemudi Stadium with people gaining access with only invitation cards, while states will be allowed only 20 athletes for the ceremonial.
The PTF is insisting that all guests and athletes should obey laid down protocol.
A record 550 Volunteers will be on hand at Festival for a hitchfree event.