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FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by etokhana: 11:30am On Apr 08
https://www.nairaland.com/6496780/edo-state-threatens-end-national

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has said it is not aware of plans by the Edo State Government to cancel the 20th National Sports Festival.

The ministry further clarified that the ‘Nigeria Olympics’ will go as planned with competitions going on as scheduled.

It will be recalled that the Edo State Government had threatened to end the event abruptly over the failure of the Federal Government to release funds.

They took the decision at the end of a meeting of the Local Organising Committee of the Sports Festival Wednesday night.

According to the Coordinator of Media and Publicity, National Sports Festival, Ebomhiana Musa, the Federal Government has failed to fulfil its promise to make funds available for the festival.

However, in a statement, the Ministry and the Main Organizing Committee (MOC) for the festival said they are unaware of any plans or threat by the Edo State Government to shut down the sports festival as there has been no official meeting or communication that relayed such information.

“The Honorable Minister, Permanent Secretary and Directors are on ground in Benin City where the Festival is holding, and it is expected that the Edo State Government would formally invite the Ministry for a meeting should any urgency exist around the National Sports Festival or communicate officially with the Main Organising Committee (MOC) for the festival. The Ministry has no such communication.

“For the records, the Edo State government due to the cost implications of postponements occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic requested financial assistance from the Federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

“The Ministry has since been at work to secure the financial assistance which it believes is being processed.

“The MYSD and EDSG are determined to deliver a successful National Sports Festival,”the statement said.
https://dailytrust.com/sports-ministry-rejects-edos-threat-to-cancel-nsf
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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Bola146(f): 11:31am On Apr 08
lipsrsealed Na them sabi

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Mabizeka: 11:34am On Apr 08
FG is still busy sponsoring attacks in the east

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Sharingiscaring: 11:34am On Apr 08
The Ministry has since been at work to secure the financial assistance which it believes is being processed.


They are using this festival to settle political scores. The events are already on-going but you're still processing funds. Chai, 9ja. And some hungry people will still defend them for embezzling the fund that should have gone into helping our children to have fun and grow up better.

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Osehnetworld(m): 11:46am On Apr 08
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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by BigYash: 11:52am On Apr 08
Nigeria be like car when dey move without driver. Crash is inevitable .. Nijeria jaga jaga , everything scatter ,scatter. Zombies dey suffer ,suffer. Gboza Gboza. Gunshots everywhere! This song suppose be the new national Anthem..

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by ABCthings: 12:28pm On Apr 08
See their faces and big tummy...They are memes materials grin



Meanwhile I will cartoon you pics. for N500

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by seyicodes(m): 12:28pm On Apr 08
Please check my post
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by preshyusufu: 12:29pm On Apr 08
if you want it to continue, Oga fund it.
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Kingpele(m): 12:29pm On Apr 08
Good move, so Edo state can't organize this festival on their strength and await FG to refund them later ...but they won't lack funds they will loot professionally

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Euegene100001: 12:30pm On Apr 08
Nigeria under this people is laughable . Even the obaseki self Na rubbish . Strike everywhere. This man use people salaries to do election just imagine

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Ladycewhy(f): 12:31pm On Apr 08
" The funds is still being processed " says the FG. ok o, keep processing the fund. If the state government decides to stop funding on their own end , I go see how the festival go take continue.

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Machinegun91(m): 12:31pm On Apr 08
Foolish people
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by samnet123: 12:31pm On Apr 08
And the confusion continues.

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by WahalafulKay: 12:31pm On Apr 08
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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Brandonx(m): 12:33pm On Apr 08
"For the records, the Edo State government due to the cost implications of postponements occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic requested financial assistance from the Federal government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

“The Ministry has since been at work to secure the financial assistance which it believes is being processed.


Just look at this morons, one week gone into the sports activities and they are still processing the assistance undecided

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by samwillyco1(m): 12:34pm On Apr 08
We are watching and waiting for the final outcome.

FG vs STATE who wins
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Draught: 12:34pm On Apr 08
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cheesy

Lol if you ask me, I think the money has already been budgeted tey tey for the Festival but the money has yet to enter the state coffers fully because them don chop am well well at the FG level.. So inorder to save face, they insist on the continual of this sham of an event.. That i dont even know apart from the sports athletes and their families, and few sponsors whos watching it??

If not that i saw last week them say not enough money to finance the event.. I didn't even know a whole Nigerian Sports Festival is about to commence..

Anyways lol so the choppers at the federal level (ministry of sports and youth DUH!) have to now draw up another BS request to the FG saying the one wey una designate no go fit fund the festival well well due to corona virus, increase in global fuel price, EndSars, Megan Markle and Oprah controversy, Mancity topping the league from nowhere.. among other dumb ass discrepancies you yourself can think of..

Lol but thats only if you ask me grin

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by IgweOfNnewi: 12:35pm On Apr 08
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by blowjohn(m): 12:37pm On Apr 08
Euegene100001:
Nigeria under this people is laughable . Even the obaseki self Na rubbish . Strike everywhere. This man use people salaries to do election just imagine

Why u go call obaseki rubbish?
Person wey attend university of ibadan

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Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by RexTramadol1: 12:38pm On Apr 08
See as them be inside track suit
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by felixedet(m): 12:39pm On Apr 08
The most clueless person that ever run the affairs of Nigeria GMB......

What a regime filled with contradictions everywhere.... liying is now an official government policy.
Deception is the Hallmark of electoral promises made..

Blame game, excuses and outright denial of responsibility is all Buhari, APC knows so much about....

Spits,.,.........
Shame on all those that brought this calamity on Nigerians.
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by ChiefAfonja: 12:39pm On Apr 08
grin
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by inoki247: 12:39pm On Apr 08
lol funds still dey Proccessed na BTC dem use pay mak Edo calm down he still dey pending....

Mak dem calm down mak Blockchaiin clear the transaction FG no remember to pay the priority fee na why e dey tak time....
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by JoGunOmi5: 12:40pm On Apr 08
Oga o
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by Totilopussylick(m): 12:40pm On Apr 08
F.G don't care about her people.
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by YamBack: 12:40pm On Apr 08
This country is a Joke
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by chachanga: 12:40pm On Apr 08
One man dey, monkey dey work, baboon dey chop. grin

Federal shared money finish, State dey jonze, who will now pay athletes?
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by NwaNimo1(m): 12:41pm On Apr 08
Re: FG Counters Edo Government, Says Sports Festival Continues by SimplyFacts: 12:42pm On Apr 08
Mmm

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