BREAKING NEWS: NBBF Election Suspended Indefinitely

BREAKING NEWS: NBBF Election Suspended Indefinitely

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By Amaechi Agbo

The October 30 scheduled election into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has been indefinitely suspended.

The ministry of youth and sports announced the indefinite suspension on Monday.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Ismaila Abubakar, it noted that the decision to suspend the elective congress became necessary to avert further deterioration of the leadership crisis that have engulfed the federation.

It noted that a rancour-free development of basketball in Nigeria is of utmost importance to the ministry and stakeholders and advised all concerned to take note and comply

According to the press release, “Having reviewed 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, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) hereby directs an indefinite suspension of the NBBF Elective Congress scheduled for 30 October, 2021 in Benin City. All concerned Stakeholders are expected to take note and comply. 

“This 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. 

“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,” it concluded.

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