Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Sunday in Benin received the torch of unity of the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) tagged “Edo 2020”.
After he received the torch from Peter Nelson, the Secretary of the festival’s Main Organising Committee (MOC) in Edo Government House, Obaseki described the festival as “a festival of unity”.
He said: “As you are all aware, the National Sports Festival is a festival of unity, a festival that brings the entire country together.
The governor said the government and people of Edo were glad to receive the torch.
“We promise that we will keep it alive and pass it on to the next generation and the next state that will be hosting the next festival,” he said.
Obaseki, thereafter, passed on the torch to his Deputy, Philip Shaibu, who is the Chairman of the festival’s MOC.