Nigeria’s national sports festival has been postponed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The postponement was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
The festival was scheduled to be hosted by Edo State.
The Minister of Youths ad Sports Development, Sunday Dare, announced the postponement on his Twitter handle.
His tweet reads: “Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID 19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date.
“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.”
On Tuesday, Nigeria’s third case of coronavirus was announced in Lagos.
It would be recalled that necessary government agencies and state governments have intensified campaigns to educate the populace on how to prevent the spread of the disease.