BASKETBALL: KIDA APPEAL TO STAKEHOLDERS TO EMBRACE PEACE
NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION (NBBF),President, ENGINEER MUSA KIDA has called on all Stakeholders to embrace Peace to move Basketball forward in Nigeria.
Speaking in Abuja on Saturday during the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) after two years in office, KIDA reiterated the importance of the AGM as it has given the federation an opportunity of sharing idea, while also examining the past, and understanding the future together.
KIDA blamed the delay in holding the first AGM on the leadership tussle rocking the Basketball Federation since 2017 when the board was entrusted with running the affairs of basketball in the Nigeria.
To this end he urged all Basketball stakeholders in Nigeria to join hands together as it gives opportunity of sharing ideas adding that he is willing to work with each and every stakeholders in Nigerian Basketball.
In his words: “The reason for holding our inaugural AGM at this point after the Nigerian Basketball family entrusted the Board with running the affairs of NBBF 2017, is well known to us all. Against the background of the acrimonious election in 2017, this is indeed a time for sober reflection.”
“I wish to state categorically that the Present Board is willing to work with each and every basketball stakeholders in Nigeria devoid of sentiments. There is no ‘us’ or ‘them’ and we will continue to do all it takes to carry everyone along. I am therefore, using this opportunity once again to call on all Basketball stakeholders in Nigeria to join hands with me and my Board to enable Nigerian Basketball attain the desired height in the world.
“One of My cardinal goal and objective as President, NBBF is to take basketball to the grassroots so that our Youths and other stakeholders of the game who have been neglected for so long would have the opportunity of competing effectively right in their backyards which will propel them for greater challenges at the next level” he concluded.
The ENGINEER MUSA KIDA led NIGERIA BASKETBALL FEDERATION NBBF board was elected in 2017 and is the only board recognized by the FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONS FIBA.