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Sports Return in Nigeria

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 has given the green light for the resumption of all sporting activities in Nigeria.

Non contact sports resumed a few weeks ago following the lockdown but there was the ban on contact sports.

Several sports men and women, journalists and stakeholders have called for the resumption of sports, especially, the need to resume training for the National Sports Festival, the NPFL and other sports.

The PTF on Covid-19 during its media briefing on Thursday said sporting activities could resume fully across the country.

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 headed by Boss Mustapha in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development lifted the ban imposed on contact Sports Thursday.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the lifting of the ban is sequel to the reduction in the cases of COVID-19 across the federation.

Sports and Youth Development Minister, Sunday Dare , who saw the lifting of ban on contact sports by the PTF as a welcome development, made this known through his official Twitter handle

“We welcome the lifting of D ban on football by the PTF,” he said

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