Nigeria Basketball Federation election suspended indefinitely

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The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) election before everything scheduled for October 30 in Benin City, Edo Instruct, has been suspended indefinitely.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports actions introduced the indefinite suspension of the mighty-talked-about NBBF election on Monday.

A inform signed by the Eternal Secretary of the ministry, Ismaila Abubakar, famed that the resolution to hunch the non-compulsory congress change into mandatory to avert extra deterioration of the management disaster that has engulfed the federation.

The past weeks own witnessed lots of fireworks between opposing camps,including a explain staged in Abuja.

Musa Kida and Tijani Umar are considered by many as the 2 excellent figures jostling for preserve watch over of Nigeria basketball.

The NBBF is regarded as one of the crucial 2 sporting federations yet to habits its election weeks after the boards of alternative sporting federations had been sworn in by Sports actions Minister Sunday Dare in Abuja.

The press inform by the Ministry read: “Having reviewed the disaster around the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and in consideration of the assorted makes an try by the supervising Ministry to solve the lingering disaster and fractionalization in the Basketball family, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports actions Pattern (FMYSD) hereby directs an indefinite suspension of the NBBF Optional Congress scheduled for 30 October, 2021 in Benin City. All involved Stakeholders are anticipated to resolve point to and comply.

“This resolution is severe to avert extra deterioration of the management disaster and in the direction of discovering a workable device to the present disagreements all the device thru the Federation. The rancour-free Pattern of Basketball in Nigeria is of extreme importance.

“The contemporary elections into the NBBF Board from the many Constituencies (i.e Zones, NAWIS, Protection force/Paramilitary, NAPHER.SD, and so on) stand and folks elected therefrom remain Participants-Elect,” it concluded.

Sooner than the announcement by the ministry, the Electoral Committee Chairman for the NBBF election, Lanre Glover, and its Secretary, Emma Okibe, had launched a separate inform the put they clarified that the voting will doubtless be accomplished in accordance with the provisions of the 2019 NBBF statute.

This announcement, they talked about, used to be well-known to place paid to insinuations over the composition and eligibility residing of voters.

“It has been introduced to the attention of the Electoral Committee that some of us are usually not obvious on who can vote and one of the crucial most real looking ways many votes are on hand.”


“The NBBF Statute is insensible on this. For the President and Vice President, there are 50 votes to be solid. 36 States Associations and the Federal Capital Territory own a vote each.”

“Elected representatives of the 6 Geo-Political Zones own a vote each alongside Technical Representative, Avid gamers Union, NAWIS, Protection force/Paramilitary, Continental/Global Fetch, Company Sponsor and NAPHERSD with one vote each.

It used to be introduced that the Zonal Elections will precede the elections for the President and the Vice President to resolve the representatives that will join the pool of 44 in consonance with the NBBF Statute.

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