The Ministry of Sports and Youth Development has denied news making the rounds on social media stated that the 20th Edition of the National Sports Festival, Edo 2020 has been rearranged for October.

Special Adviser, Media to the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, John Joshua Akanji, while responding to the alleged new date said that it was all a plan by some individuals.

The statement noted that the Minister is concerned about the health of athletes and he is consulting presently with the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19, the Minister of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on a possible date.

Akanji also explained that a proper declaration would be made when a final decision is reached at the end of consultations and a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

The National Sports Festival, Edo 2020 was initially billed for March 22 through to April 1st 2020, but had to be suspended due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus all over the world.