PMB ORDERS RETURN OF NIGERIA’S BASKETBALL TEAMS TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Written by on June 24, 2022

by JADESOLA AJIBOLA

The Federal Government has rescinded its decision to suspend Nigeria’s basketball teams from all international competitions.

 

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports Development ISMAILA ABUBAKAR disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.

 

He said the latest decision is based on a letter of appeal from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), signed by Mister MUSA KIDA.

 

ABUBAKAR noted that President MUHAMMADU BUHARI, being one that is committed to youth development and desirous of ensuring that they are availed of all opportunities in sports approved the return of Nigeria to international basketball immediately.

 

He explained that the “appeal letter also critically gave some key
undertakings: to immediately set in motion the process of status review or constitutional amendments from stakeholders as collated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development; to set up a high-powered team to reconcile all contending parties in the basketball family at home and abroad among others.

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