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Edo appeals to FG to prevent NSF shutdown

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By Igbaugba Ehigimetor

A group under the aegis of the Concerned Edo Citizens Forum (CECF) appealed to the federal government to prevent the abrupt shutdown of the ongoing National Sports Festival (NSF).

The group, under the leadership of Mr. Roy Oribhabor, made the call in a statement made available to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Benin on Thursday.

The Edo government threatened Wednesday to close the 20th NSF Thursday at noon for failure to release the support fund promised to the state by the federal government.

Oribhabor said the hopes and aspirations of many young people currently participating in the NSF would be dashed if the government reneged on its promise to Edo.

“We hereby call on the Nigerian government to immediately honor the pledge made to the Edo State government regarding support funds.

“A promise is a hope, the government of Nigeria must act now.
As concerned citizens, we are seriously embarrassed and disappointed that the Nigerian government has failed to demonstrate a serious capacity to deliver on its promise to the Edo State government.

“It’s a national embarrassment. It is frustrating, disappointing and very embarrassing for all Nigerians, ”said Oribhabor.

The group, however, praised the Edo government for its unusual display and commitment to host the 20th NSF.

Youth and Sports Development Minister Sunday Dare has yet to respond to calls and messages sent over his line.

But the minister’s assistant, John Akanji, referred NAN to Main Organizing Committee (MOC) secretary Peter Nelson for comment.

However, the festival’s MOC has yet to respond to the Edo government’s threat to shut down the NSF before noon on April 8. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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