The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) has directed an indefinite suspension of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Elective Congress scheduled for 30 October, 2021 in Benin City.
This is just as it asked all concerned Stakeholders to take note and comply.
Making this known in a statement on Monday, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar, said the decision was taken after reviewing the crisis around the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and in consideration of the several attempts by the supervising Ministry to resolve the lingering crisis and fractionalization in the Basketball family.
He added that the decision is necessary to avert further deterioration of the leadership crisis and towards finding a workable solution to the current disagreements within the Federation.
“The rancour-free Development of Basketball in Nigeria is of utmost importance”, he said.
He pointed out that the recent elections into the NBBF Board from the various Constituencies (i.e Zones, NAWIS, Military/Paramilitary, NAPHER.SD, etc) stand and those elected therefrom remain Members-elect.