Edo Government is to shut down the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) by 12 noon on Thursday over refusal of the Federal Government to support the State with fund as promised.
This was disclosed by Musa Ebomhiana, a project manager in the Media and Communication Sub-Committee for the games.
He said that the decision was taken after an emergency meeting of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) under the headship of the State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.
“You can quote me, we just finished from an emergency meeting of the LOC as i speak with you and we have decided to shut down the festival by 12 noon tomorrow (Thursday).
“The Federal Government has reneon their promise of assisting the State with fund and for that, we are closing the festival,” he stated.
It would recalled that the State had solicited support from the Federal Government if they are to play host to the other States of the Federation.
The 20th NSF have suffered number of postponements due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rescheduled festival which commenced on April 2 is to last till April 14.