Morakinyo Abodunrin, sports editor
The Edo government on Thursday coordinated its words with the action as Deputy Governor Phillip Shuaibu ordered the closure of the offices of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) of the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival in Benin City.
Edo hinted on Wednesday night that due to lack of funds he could be forced to discontinue the nearly week-old NSF.
It is stated that the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, has only developed to announce adequate funding for the Games.
Addressing reporters inside the media center at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Shuaibu said the decision to shut down the LOC and MOC offices was because the state could no longer file an NSF bill without financial assistance from the federal government.
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