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30 March 2020

COVID-19: Nigerian athletes under close watch – Sports Minister


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.

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