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Sports News of Friday, 19 August 2022

Source: lindaikejisblog.com

Ministry of Sport dissolves basketball interim committee two months after it was set up

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The Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development (FMYSD), has dissolved the Interim Management Committee (IMC), two months after it was set up to address the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF)

In May 2022, the FG withdrew Nigeria from all international basketball competitions for two years, following the lingering leadership rift in the Nigeria Basketball Federation, saying it was part of government’s efforts to revamp the sport from the grassroots, as well as put an end to the crises that had rocked the NBBF.

Part of the process to resolve the crisis was a 10-man committee set up to oversee basketball leagues in the country.

The Ministry in a statement signed by its Director of Press & Public Relations, Mohammed Mohammed, announced that following the Federal Government’s decision to rescind the withdrawal of Nigeria Basketball from the International scene and relisting the NBBF, the IMC is no longer necessary and is dissolved with immediate effect.

The statement reads; “You may recall that the federal government in addressing the lingering crisis in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) had cause to set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) on 4th June, 2022 following Nigeria’s withdrawal from International competitions for two years.

“Consequently, with the federal government’s rescission from its earlier withdrawal of Nigeria Basketball from the International scene and relisting the NBBF, beginning from Nigeria’s participation in FIBA basketball world cup 2023 Africa qualifiers in Kigali, Rwanda, the continuation of the IMC is no longer necessary.

“The federal ministry of youth and sports development hereby announces the dissolution of the Interim Management Committee for Nigeria Basketball with immediate effect.

“The ministry in the same connection, wishes to thank the chairman and members of the now defunct committee for their invaluable services to the Basketball family and the federal republic of Nigeria.”