By Femi Atolagbe
The Chairman Local Organising Committee (LOC), Edo 2020 and Deputy Governor of Edo State Comrade Philip Shuaibu have rescinded early decision to abruptly end the National Sports Festival, saying the Games will continue as scheduled.
This was contained in a statement issued at the end of the LOC emergency meeting held to review the Presidential intervention over financial crisis threatening the national fiesta.
According to the LOC, “we agreed that the Presidential intervention was a very strong and direct commitment which we must all respect, honour and take seriously.
“We seriously believe and respect commitments from the presidency , we take them for their words.
“It’s a strong message to us that they are strongly committed to redeeming their pledges to support us for the loss suffered arising from the three postponements of the games.”
It would be recalled that Chairman, Local Organizing Committee and Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu had earlier threatened to shut down the games, if commitment from the Federal Government was not released.