Glover heads the electoral committee
Finally, the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), in crisis, has set October 30 as the date of its elective congress in the former city of Benin, in Edo State.
NBBF Guardian Committee Chairman Musa Kida announced the date and location of the elective congress over the weekend after a strained extraordinary congress at the Bentley Hotel, Abuja.
Over 250 security guards attended the convention to ensure the safety of delegates during the event. The officers included men from the Nigerian Army, the Department of State Security, Mobile and Regular Police, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and other security agencies, unidentified in the immediate.
“The Congress of the Nigerian Basketball Federation approved the elections to the executive board of the federation on Saturday (October 30th).
“At its extraordinary congress held on Saturday, October 9 in Abuja, the congress ratified Benin as the host city and also adopted the proposed electoral committee which will be chaired by Dr Lanre Glover.
“Glover will be replaced by Alhaji Mohammed Sani Fema, along with Dr Femi Olugbile, Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, while Emmanuel Okibe will act as secretary of the committee,” Kida said at a press conference shortly after the extraordinary congress .
Kida, however, was delighted that stakeholders from all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as well as basketball presidents and secretaries were present at the special convention.
He said Congress approved the appointment of Ms Ize Matebese, as chair of the FBNB 2021 Election Appeal Board, with Gen. David Lubo (rtd.) As a member and Emmanuel Zira as a Secretary.
According to Kida, all congress stakeholders were invited to submit comments for addition or amendment to the constitution for the process in accordance with Article 38 of the constitution approved by the NBBF.
“This has been unanimously agreed to as part of the ongoing process of amending the constitution, which has been described as an ongoing exercise enshrined in the constitution,” he said.
Sports Minister Chief Sunday Dare attended the congress, represented by Permanent Secretary Ismaila Abubakar.
The president-elect of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation, Ishaku Tikon, was seen physically, but he represented the president of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, Habu Gumel.
Dr Simon Ebhojiaye, Acting Director of the Federation’s Elite Athletes Department, FEAD was also on the pitch alongside Professor Florence Adeyanju, Goalkeeper Committee member, NBBF.