The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF), on Wednesday in Benin City, said it would unveil the festival’s mascot and theme song on October17.
Tony Akiotu, spokesman of the LOC, while announcing this after the committee’s meeting in Benin City, said the song and the mascot were selected from 77 entries received by the LOC.
He said also that the national unveiling of the song and mascot would take place in Lagos on October 28.
“While the unveiling in Benin will not be with a big ceremony, that of Lagos will be organised alongside the launch of the fund-raising for the games,’’ Akiotu said.
He added that the fund-raising was to enable Edo host a very successful NSF in 2020.
Akiotu disclosed that plans were underway for a very wide coverage of the festival.
“Super Sports will beam the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival live, while other local television stations will hook up to it throughout the duration of the competition,” he said.