Ministry of Sports Refutes Sponsoring Thugs To Disrupt NBBF Congress
By Niyi Busari
The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has strongly refuted sponsoring thugs to disrupt the Extra-Ordinary Congress of the Nigeria Basketball Federation scheduled to hold in Abuja today.
The Ministry in a statement made available to BSN Sports described the allegation as blackmail distancing itself from having interest in the elections.
The statement reads, “the allegations against the Ministry of sponsoring thugs to disrupt NBBF Congress on Saturday is cheap blackmail and most disingenuous. Ordinarily, the Ministry would have paid them no attention. However, it is important to confront these peddlers of lies and rumors who rather than work out a compromise seek the jungle.
“The power to effect any changes lies with the Congresses of National Sports Federations. The position of the Ministry has been unvarnished. As a critical Stakeholder in ensuring all Federations are run properly according to the Constitution and Code of Governance, the Ministry has had two meetings with different factions of the Basketball family. The stakeholders meeting was the last of such chaired by the Minister in Abuja.
“The Ministry is watching very closely developments around NBBF and will act decisively if the need ever arises.”
The Chairman Caretaker Committee of the NBBF, Eng Musa Kida called for the etra-ordinary Congress which holds at the Hotel De Bentley, Utako Abuja.