As a precaution against the spread of coronavirus, president Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the national sports festival (NSF), tagged Edo 2020.
Nigeria confirmed a third case of COVID-19 on Tuesday in Lagos State.
The decision was reached after a meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, his health counterpart, Dr Osagie Ehanire and a few other experts at the Health Ministry.
A Nigerian lady who just returned from the United Kingdom has tested positive for coronavirus in Lagos and is currently in isolation.
This was disclosed on Tuesday by the Lagos State Ministry of Health, adding that the 30-year-old lady came to the country on March 13.
He reviewed the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making decision on the postponement.
According to the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare made the announcement in a series of tweet on his official Twitter handle.
He tweeted: “A meeting between the Ministers of Health, myself and a few other experts just concluded now at the Health Ministry to review the COVID-19 situation vis-a-vis Edo 2020 Sports festival towards making decision on the postponement. A final decision will be communicated shortly.
“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the postponement of the National Sports Festival Edo 2020 as a precautionary move against COVID-19 spread.
“Following the briefing of Mr. President from myself and the Minister of State for Health on COVID 19, Mr. President approved the immediate postponement of Edo Sports festival to a future date.