Sports Minister Confirms 19th National Sports Festival Will Hold This Year

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 13th, 2017,

Barr Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has confirmed that the National Sports Festival (NSF), the   country’s biennial multi-sports competition will hold this year, .

The Minister made the disclosure on Friday in Makurdi at an interactive forum with the Executive Council of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Benue Chapter.

The National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos was the first host in 1973, and it involves all indoor and outdoor sports, and was originally conceived as a “unifying tool’’.

The minister noted that the event was also important for Nigerian’s preparations for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The National Sports Commission is to determine where and when it will hold.

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