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Osinbajo absent as Dare opens 2020 National Sports Festival

Team Oyo at the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City yesterday
Team Oyo at the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival held at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City yesterday

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday declared open the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin City, the capital of Edo State.

Dare stood in for Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo who was billed to declare the ‘Nigeria Olympics’ open but could not make it.

According to the programme of events released on Monday by the Main Organising Committee, Osinbajo was expected at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium where he was scheduled to declare the Festival opened as well as commission the renovated stadium.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari was originally scheduled to declare open the 20th National Sports Festival but his recent medical trip to London had bestowed the responsibility on his deputy, Osinbajo.

Meanwhile, eight months pregnant Aminat Idrees has won the first gold medal for Team Lagos at the National Sports Festival.

She won the gold in the Mixed Poomsae category in Taekwondo alongside her male counterpart, Arowora Roqeeb.

In the same vein, Team Kano State has won four medals that include three silver medals in swimming and one bronze medal in Judo as at the time of press.

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