The group made its position known to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, warning that it “will do the sport no good”.
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The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation gave the charge in a statement he issued on Thursday.
The meeting, which was presided over by its President, Engr Musa Kida, lasted for four hours on Saturday in Lagos.
This reaction came immediately after the draw ceremony which saw the team pitted in Group B against France, Serbia, Japan, Canada and host Australia.
The federation leadership, led by Engr. Musa Kida, said an inclusive administration where all stakeholders will have a place in the scheme of things will be at the forefront of its administration’s programmes.
The President of the NBBF, Engr. Musa Kida, made this declaration in line with the 2019 NBBF constitutional provision.
In a letter addressed to the Secretary, the federation said the Reconciliatory Committee set up by the Minister never recommended a change in venue but only urged the ministry to earnestly resume the electoral process already started by the NBBF on the 9th of October as the committee fully understood the sole right and responsibility of the NBBF Congress in the 2019 constitution.
Engr. Kida stated this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Sports on Thursday.
The Ministry had on October 25 waded into the crisis and suspended its Elective Congress billed for October 30.
Rising from its extraordinary congress held on Thursday, 28th of October, 2021 via Zoom to discuss the position of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, the congress agreed that sorting out pending issues is in the long term interest of the sport in Nigeria.
Kida disclosed this through a communique of an ExtraOrdinary Congress of the NBBF held via zoom on Thursday.
In a letter addressed to Kida and Professor Florence Adeyanju, member, Caretaker Committee, NBBF, the sports ministry thanked the duo for their contributions to the development of basketball in Nigeria.
An astonished Kida expressed shock over the charged atmosphere with personal attacks flying around with the impending NBBF elections which will be in compliance with the approved NBBF statutes.
The federation declared that the initiative to create awareness and raise more funds for the team enjoys its buy-in as an efficient and transparent way for Nigerians in diaspora who crave to identify with Nigerian Basketball.
To this end, the NBBF has announced the secondment of D’Tigers assistant coach, Ogoh Odaudu, as Chief Scout for the 2021 NSF holding in Edo.
While briefing members of the board during their first meeting of the year held on Wednesday, the federation President, Engr. Musa Kida, said no stone will be left unturned to get the teams ready.
Featuring 10 men’s teams within the state, the competition will be held at 59B, Niger Street, Port Harcourt between March 2 and 6, with daily actions commencing by 2:30pm.
The body, while recognising the landmark feat of the federation since it came on board in 2017, stated its intention in looking at ways to partner NBBF for more developmental programmes at the international and grassroots level.
With conflicting media reports over the team’s qualification, the federation said despite D’Tigers’ perfect start, it was too early to boast of punching the ticket with three more matches to play during the Third Window.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kimto, who played for Delta Force Basketball Club of Asaba, Customs and many other teams was stabbed by armed men who attempted to dispossess him of his belonging.