The local organizing committee has threatened to close the National Sports Festival over the federal government’s failure to release funds.
The media and public relations coordinator, the National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, confirmed in a statement after the meeting whether it was LOC.
He said the Federal Government had promised to make funds available for the sports festival before it started and that this was due to a belief that forced the Local Organizing Committee to continue the Sports Festival.
However, seven days after the start of the Games, the federal government had yet to fulfill the promise given to the Edo state government.
As a result, LOC wants to turn off games until today (Thursday) by 12 noon if funds are not available.
“The local organizing committee, Edo2020, regrets announcing that it will abruptly suspend the games today, Thursday, April 8, 2021, due to lack of funds,” the statement said in part.
“Leaving the emergency meeting tonight, the LOC says that it must make this difficult decision due to the lack of funds that have spent their reserves to start the matches.
“Unfortunately, FG has yet to redeem its conspiracy to financially support us for the price of delay. So, we have no choice but to stop the games tomorrow at noon. ”
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