By Igbaugba Ehigimetor
Several members of the Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) have arrived in Benin City, ahead of the event’s commencement.
Musa Ebomhiana, a Project Manager in the LOC’s Media and Communication Sub-Committee, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Benin.
He said the MOC members led by Nebeolisa Anako, who is MOC chairman, arrived in Benin on Wednesday evening ahead of the Friday arrival date for the festival’s athletes and officials.
“The arrival of the MOC members has put paid to the question of whether the festival would still hold in Benin or has been postponed as being insinuated in some quarters,” Ebomhiana said.
He said in spite of this however the state was ready to host the rest of the country.
“The Local Organising Committee (LOC) members, headed by the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, met last (Wednesday) night to compare notes and it was all agreed that all is set for the hosting of the festival.
“Everything needed are in place and I can only say that we are just waiting for the arrival of the athletes and their officials for the games,” Ebomhiana stated.
NAN reports that the 20th NSF, which has suffered several postponements, is holding from Friday to April 14. (NAN)