The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development stated on Monday that the 2021 National Youth Games (NYG) will take place in Ilorin in October.

Bode Durotoye, Director of Basic Sports Development at the Ministry, said on the sidelines of the North Central One-Day Cricket Invitational that has just ended at Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

He stated that the new date was due to the adjustment of the host’s academic calendar, the University of Ilorin.

“By the grace of God, the NYG will hold in October. This is because of the change in the school’s calendar, so we decided to adjust our own timetable.

“Plans are still ongoing to ensure that this year’s event will be a success. The NYG is an avenue to source for young talents in various sports and develops them thereafter,” Durotoye said.

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