The Edo State Government on Thurday fulfilled its threat to shut down the ongoing National Sports Festival in the state if the Federal Government does not provided the needed financial support.
To demonstrate that it meant business, the state Deputy Governor, Comrade Phillip Shuaibu ordered closure of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and Main Organising Committee (MOC) offices.
GWG recalled that the Edo State Government on Wednesday night hinted it might be forced to discontinue the almost one-week old NSF due to paucity of funds.
It alleged the Federal government through the Ministry of Youth & Sports Development was yet to release its counterpart funding for the games.
Addressing journalists inside the media centre at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Shuaibu said the decision to shut down the LOC and MOC offices was because the state can no longer foot the bill of the NSF without the financial assistance of the Federal government.