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National Sports Festival kicks off in Abuja tonight

All is now set for the opening ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to attend the opening ceremony at the National Stadium, Abuja. The president, who recently arrived from Poland, may, however, be represented at the event.

National Sports Festival kicks off in Abuja tonight lailasnews
National Sports Festival kicks off in Abuja tonight


Already, athletes and officials of the various states have started arriving for the ceremonial procession.

While some performances are expected, no ‘A’ artiste is listed to perform. The last National Sports Festival was held six years ago.

The last time the National Sports Festival was held was in 2012 in Lagos State.

Kweku Tandoh, chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission reiterated that Team Lagos is in the FCT to give their very best and represent the state proudly.

“We will be showcasing our ‘Made In Lagos’ talents in Abuja and by God’s grace, we are confident that we will do well,” the Lagos sports boss stated.

Lagos State finished in the third position behind Delta State and Rivers State in 2012.

117 Comments

  1. We will got d talent in sport……we jst need gud support and backup,i pray itturnd out to b a success

  2. I just hope the people from the different States who’re participating get paid by their states. I wish them all the best.

  3. Thats a great one. And I also kind of like it that no” A” artiste may perform. They should give room for others to blossom.

  4. I am following the festival on NTA right now. its so colourful and entertaining best of luck to the participants and kudos to the organizers.

  5. There at lot of talents to be displayed , but the president should try and attend the national sport festival tonight

  6. Thats a good one. And I also kind of like it that no” A” artiste may perform. They should give room for others to blossom.

  7. Yes at least this will go a long way to help the youth I think the lagos state are trying there making a very good impact.

  8. The festival on NTA right now. its so colourful and entertaining best of luck to the participants and kudos to the organizers.

  9. Nigeria is blessed with numerous talents and here’s one occasion that these talents shows what they got. It’s really going to be a memorable and interesting one.

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