Despite the postponement of the National Sports Festival and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has assured that the ministry was monitoring the athletes.
According to him: “The Nigerian authorities through the Sports Ministry called off the National Sports Festival as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“This means several of our athletes overseas can no longer practice because the sporting facilities were shut down.
“We are in touch with each one of them through a database to monitor their plans and to understand the kind of support they need. (Text courtesy Vanguard)