The much anticipated National Sports Festival will on Sunday (14th February, 2015) get a specific date.
The information was disclosed during an extra ordinary council of sports meeting (on Friday) which consists of directors of sports, commissioners, permanent secretaries, military and paramilitary as well as stakeholders in sports in Nigeria taking place in Cross River.
A director (name withheld) present at the meeting which began on Friday said a proposal was submitted by the Cross River state government to host the festival from 8th to 20th November, 2016.
He said the date is subject to rectification and tomorrow (Sunday) the council meeting will consider the date chosen by the state government.
He said what they are doing now is a technical meeting/session and it will be presented to the council house tomorrow.
He added that with the presence of the sports minster he is confident that the date chosen will favor sportsmen in the country.
It will be recalled that the Chairman, Cross River Sports Commission, Orok Duke in Calabar disclosed that the state would host the National Sports Festival (NSF) in the last quarter of 2016.