* As LOC Shut office of Main Organising Committee
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2021 National Sports Festival, Edo State Government, has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to discontinue the ongoing sports festival.
The committee threatens that it will suspend the festival by 12 noon tomorrow, Friday, if the Federal Government fails to grant its financial request.
The LOC had earlier threatened to suspend the event today if FG fails to provide its with funds. The Main Organising Committee through the office of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development rejected the threat this morning, as it claimed to be unaware of the development.
The LOC which was chaired by the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Phillip Shuaibu, said it had ordered that the MOC office be shut pending the state government receives the funds its requested from the federal government.
The Deputy governor said: “Gentlemen of the press. We have ordered that the MOC office be shut down and if nothing positive from the Federal Government in terms of funds is heard before 12 noon tomorrow (Friday) we will discontinue the sports festival.”