FG Suspends Basketball In Nigeria For Two Years

Following the unending crises that have plagued and nearly crippled Basketball development in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate withdrawal of Nigeria from all international Basketball Competitions for a period of two years.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare who made the statement in Abuja said that the withdrawal of Nigeria is to provide Government with the opportunity to revamp sports from the grassroots as well as revive the domestic leagues which have become moribund.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, the Minister said that the withdrawal will also allow for the setting up of an interim management committee to oversee the management and development of domestic Basketball leagues in Nigeria and to address other related issues around the advancement of the game in the country.

Ibiwunmi Ishola

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