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October 25 2021

According to a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development Mall. Ismaila Abubakar,

"Having reviewed the crisis around the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) and

in consideration of the several attempts by the supervising Ministry to resolve the

lingering crisis and fractionalization in the Basketball family, the Federal Ministry of

Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) hereby directs an indefinite suspension of the

NBBF Elective Congress scheduled for 30 October, 2021 in Benin City. All concerned

Stakeholders are expected to take note and comply."

The decision is necessitated by the need to avert further deterioration of the leadership crisis

and towards finding a workable solution to the current disagreements within the


Therefore, recent elections into the NBBF Board from the various Constituencies (i.e

Zones, NAWIS, Military/Paramilitary, NAPHER.SD, etc) stand and those elected

therefrom remain Members-Elect.

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