Buhari to grace sports festival’s closing ceremony

File photo: Minister of FCT, Muhammed Bello (R), handing over the Unity Torch to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, after the lighting of the torch at the Abuja City Gate

***Small Doctor, Sheyi Shay, CDQ to light up sports Arena

President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the dignitaries expected at the closing ceremony of the 19th National Sports Festival billed for the Abuja National Stadium on Sunday.

This is contained in the Order of events for the closing ceremony released by the Main Organizing Committee of of the Festival, chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports , Mr Olusade Adesola.

The event, which starts at 4:30pm on Sunday, 16th, December 2018, will officially draw the curtains on the 19th edition which has seen Delta state retain the overall winners’ trophy which they won at Eko 2012.


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The closing ceremony will be a blend of entertainment, sports and cultural display as the city of Abuja and the sports community are expected to witness a great spectacle in grand style.

Already lined up to electrify the event, are A-list artists led by rave of the moment and ‘penalty’ crooner, Small Doctor alongside Sheyi Shay, Skales, CDQ, Funbi and Dice Ailes while cultural exhibitions will be performed by Linek Ovie Mensah.

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is scheduled to present certificates of participation and trophies to winning states.

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