A venue and date have now been agreed upon for the election into the board of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

The Congress of the NBBF on Saturday ratified Benin to host its Elective Congress while also approving Saturday, October 30 for elections into the Executive Board of the federation.

“At its extraordinary congress held on Saturday, 9th of October in Abuja, the congress ratified Benin as the host city while also adopting the proposed Electoral Committee to be chaired by Dr. Lanre Glover,” a statement from the NBBF on Saturday read.

Glover, the statement said, will be assisted by Mohammed Sani Fema with Femi Olugbile, Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi as members while Emmanuel Okibe will act as Secretary of the committee.

With all the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory Basketball Chairmen and Secretaries in attendance, congress also approved the appointment of Mrs Ize Matebese as Chairman of the 2021 NBBF Electoral Appeals Committee alongside General David Lubo (rtd.) (Member) and Emmanuel Zira as Secretary.

At the congress chaired by the Caretaker Chairman of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida, all stakeholders were requested to submit any observations for addition or amendment to the constitution for the process according to the Article 38 of NBBF approved Constitution.

This was unanimously agreed as part of the ongoing process to amend the constitutions which was described as a continuous exercise as enshrined in the constitution.

In attendance was the Honourable Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Ismaila Abubakar who was also present in his own personal capacity.

Ishaku Tikon represented the Nigeria Olympic Committee President, Habu Gumel, Simon Ebhojiaye, Acting Director (FEAD) was also on the ground alongside Florence Adeyanju, Member, Caretaker Committee, NBBF.

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