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.