ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The organisers of the National Sports Festival have 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.
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.
“Rising from an emergency meeting this evening, the LOC says it has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick start the games.
“Regrettably, the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support us as the host state financially for the cost of postponements. So, we are left with no option but to end the games at noon tomorrow.”
The NSF was officially declared open on Tuesday and some events had been decided as of Wednesday night.