The Nigeria Basketball Federation's extraordinary congress, which was originally scheduled for October 2nd, has been pushed back a week.
This follows a discussion between some basketball stakeholders and the NOC and the ministry, which resulted in questions about the NBBF constitution's legitimacy.

The official position of the Federal Government was put to rest on Thursday in a press release issued by the Ministry of Sports, which accorded full legitimacy to the 2019 NBBF constitution.

"The shift is to allow all of our stakeholders plan their movements after days of uncertainty," the federation said, "as the federation targets 100 percent attendance."

The NBBF Caretaker Chairman said, "The venue for the extraordinary congress to set in motion the electoral remains the same"

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"The meeting we had with the NOC and the Ministry was instructive and timely which further strengthened our position on the constitution of the NBBF." Engr Musa Kida stated.

Kida pointed out that all modern culture evolves, with necessary modifications made where and when they are required, and basketball is no exception.

"The same can be said for Nigerian basketball's constitution and day-to-day operations. However, in order to make those adjustments, the procedure must be followed."

He warned that no one or group of individuals will be able to hold basketball hostage, and he urged all stakeholders to work together to help the game thrive.

"Basketball is bigger than any one person, beginning with myself, and I implore everyone to band together and make basketball work for us and our beloved Nigeria."


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