FG Lifts Ban On Contact Sports

The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 chaired by Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, has lifted the ban imposed on contact sports as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Sequel to the  reduction in the cases of Covid-19 across the federation, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) have announced the resumption of contact sports after being placed on ban for five months.

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 the ban on football by the PTF.

“The lifting of restriction on outdoor activities including football is in line with earlier consultations with Ministry of Youth and Sports and NCDC. However, this is limited to the actual sports itself & not mass gathering”, the Minister tweeted.

It is now expected that football activities will resume across the nation albeit without fans in the stadium.

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