"This followed series of communication with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos ...
The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has welcomed the decision of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to postponed the Lagos Badminton Classics billed to hold from 1st-4th July 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to a statement issued to Sports Intelligence Magazine by the President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria- Francis Orbih, Esq., the statement reads:
"The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has taken a decision on what is agreed to be Africa’s biggest International badminton championship, the Lagos International Badminton Classics".
"This followed series of communication with the Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN), the Badminton Confederation Africa (BCA) and the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Sports Commission".
"After due consultations and putting into consideration the global pandemic, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) ravaging the world, it has been agreed and decided that the championship be postponed".
"Much as we are saddened by the postponement, we are in total agreement with the BWF that the general well-being of the players, officials and spectators comes first and is of paramount importance". "As we pray for an early end to the corona virus scourge, we appeal to all and sundry to keep calm, adhere to laid down advisories and generally stay safe".
It is strongly believed that the event will take place later this year. However, where the covid-19 situation fails to improve, the event might be postponed till 2021.