The Local Organizing Committee has threatened to close the National Sports Festival because the Federal Government has not released funds.
The Media and Advertising coordinator, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, confirmed in a statement after a meeting whether the LOC.
He said that the Federal Government had committed to making funds available for the sports festival before its start and it was for safety that made the Local Organizing Committee go ahead with the Sports Festival.
However, seven days after the games began, the federal government had yet to fulfill the promise made to the Edo state government.
As a result of this, the LOC wants to close the games at 12 noon today (Thursday) if funds are not available.
“The Local Organizing Committee, Edo2020 regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly today, Thursday, April 8, 2021, due to lack of funds,” the statement partially read.
“After an emergency meeting tonight, the LOC says it has to make this difficult decision due to lack of funds, having used up its reserves to start the games.
“Unfortunately, the FG has not yet delivered on its promise to support us financially as the host state to cover the cost of the deferrals. So, we have no choice but to finish the games tomorrow at noon ”.
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