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

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.


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