Osinbajo to open Edo Sports festival

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to declare the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival open today (Tuesday).

According to the programme of events for the opening ceremony, Prof Osinbajo will pay homage to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, before proceeding to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for the opening of the national sports event.

The programme, which starts at 7pm and runs for two hours, will showcase the rich Edo cultural heritage, with musician Fire Boy also performing at the event.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare is expected to officially welcome the athletes, while Governor Godwin Obaseki and his deputy Philip Shaibu will also speak on the festival.

A record 550 volunteers will be on ground at the festival for a hitch-free event.

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