Extra-Ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports reached the following decisions;
“A maximum of 32 sports shall feature at the Festival (27 compulsory and 5 optional) This is in line with practices obtainable in the organization of major International Games i.e. Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Continental Games etc. It is to reduce the burden of hosting, organizing and participating in the festival.
The compulsory sports were selected based on;
-Popularity of the sport in the 36 states and FCT
-State entries in the sport in previous Festivals
-Standard of Nigeria’s participation in the sport at the International level.
4. Beach Volleyball
16. Para- Athletics
17. Para- Powerlifting
18. Para- Table Tennis
22. Table Tennis
25. Volleyball ( Indoor)
1. Amputee Football
5. Deaf sports ( male and female sprint event in Athletics.
8. Para Shooting
9. Para Soccer
10. Para Swimming
11. Para Taekwondo
16. Sitting volleyball
17. Traditional boxing (Dambe)
18. Traditional sport ( Abuja)
19. Traditional Sport ( Ayo)
20. Traditional Sport ( Langa)
21. Traditional Wrestling ( Kokawa)
22. Wheelchair Basketball
23. Wheelchair Tennis
i) Council expressed appreciation to Governor of Edo state His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki, the government and good people of Edo state for their warm reception, hospitality and support towards the hosting of the Extra- Ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports.
ii) Noted that the 19th NSF was the first edition …