The National Sports Festival has been fixed to hold between November 8th and 21st, 2016 in Cross River state.
Youth and Sports minister Solomon Dalung made the revelation on Sunday.
“The National Sports Festival will hold from Nov 8th – 21st 2016. The date was announced today being the Closing day of the Extra-Ordinary National Council on Sports meeting held at the Tinapa Lakeside Hotel, Calabar, Cross River State,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The Cross River State government had in January, renewed its resolve to host the twice postponed National Sports Festival originally slated for 2014.
The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Asu Okang gave the assurance while leading a three – man State delegation on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung in Abuja.
Okang also assured the Minister that facilities for a successful sports festival were being put in place while the old ones were being upgraded. He urged the Minister to pay a working visit to the State to see the level of preparation for himself.