Sports minister ratifies Kida’s NBBF board

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare


By ORKULA SHAAGEE, Abuja – 

Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Sunday Dare has put to rest the controversy surrounding the authentic board of the  Nigeria  Basketball Federation (NBBF) between the Musa Ahmadu Kida led board and Igoche Mark led faction, as he has inaugurated the Kida faction to run the federation in the next four years.

He said the inaugurated Board is the only one recognised by the ministry and by extension the Federal Government of Nigeria.

According to him, he has studied the situation around the NBBF and thus approved the Elective Congress of the January 31, 2022 and the outcome of its elections in Benin where Kida was returned for a second term.

“By this development, the Engineer Musa Ahmadu Kida led NBBF board will hereby and henceforth receive the recognition and support of the Federal Government for all its activities.

“I wish to reiterate that this board is the only recognised one for the administration of basketball in Nigeria,” he stated.

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