Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to declare the 21st National Sports Festival open at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, in Asaba, the Delta State capital, later today, Wednesday.
According to the programme of the Local Organising Committee, LOC, the Games, tagged: ‘Delta 2022’, will produce its first medal in the cycling event, while other events are scheduled to begin on Thursday.
It added that the opening ceremony will witness a mixture of entertainment and cultural display, with one of the top musicians, Harry Song, scheduled to thrill fans from across the country.
The Committee said athletes and officials from all the States, including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, had arrived in Asaba as of Tuesday.
Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Patrick Ukah, at the flag-hoisting ceremony at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, tasked the athletes to avoid the use of drugs during the Games.