FG Reverses Ban On International Basketball
Written by on June 23, 2022
The Federal Government has rescinded its decision to suspend Nigeria’s basketball teams from all international competitions.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 on Thursday.
He said the latest decision is based on a letter of appeal from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), signed by Mister Musa Kida.
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, and a
commitment to work with the Ministry in the governance and development of basketball among other things.”
Before the reversal of the ban, FIBA had replaced the D’Tigress with Mali ahead of the FIBA Women’s World Cup to be held later in the year.