A section of sports enthusiasts have called on the government to extend the lockdown on sporting facilities across the country due to the rise in COVID- 19 cases .
The Federal Government recently relaxed restrictions on worship centres , while primary and secondary schools graduating pupils were given the go – ahead to return to school .
Blessed Onaemor, a businessman , believes the government should only allow sectors that contribute to its Gross Domestic Product to resume normal activities .
“ I quite agree with the lid still placed on sporting facilities because the reality for us as a country is that sports is not a money – spinning venture yet . It is just for recreation . We can ’ t compare ourselves with Europe and America in terms of the value sports bring to the economy , ” Onaemor stated .
“ Opening of sporting facilities now is a matter of misplaced priority . As much as I love sports , it should be one of the last sectors of the economy to be reopened , ” Godstime Amenaghawon, a studentt , added .
Biola Ajayi, a banker , stated , “ Those clamouring for sports to return are majorly football lovers and league players . CAF has released a medical guideline on how football should resume and we are yet to meet that. CAF has made things easier by postponing the AFCON . The government should take its time before opening its gates to sports lovers . For now , we should enjoy other sporting events across Europe . ”