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National Youth Games: FG postpone tournament due to upcoming Elections

The federal government, through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has postponed the forthcoming 7th National Youth Games scheduled to take place in February at Asaba, Delta state.

According to a report from People’s Gazette, Mohammed Manga who is the spokesman for the Ministry, in a statement quoted by Ismaila Abubakar, the permanent secretary, the postponement was due to the February and March elections.

“The postponement is due to logistics and time constraints, especially, taking cognisance of the commencement of the general elections slated for February 25, 2023. While regretting all the inconveniences the postponement might cause its stakeholders, a new date for the games will be announced after the elections,” said the statement.

The sporting event was earlier billed for February 8 to 18.

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