NBBF Moves Out Of Abuja Stadium


The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF, rose from their board meeting last weekend to review the on-going 2009/2010 DStv Premier League and the Zenith Bank Women League.

The board, according to the President, Tijjani Umar, came up with far-reaching decisions aimed at moving the game forward in the country.

According to the NBBF President, four laptop computers and four printers have been approved to aid statistics gathering of the league. The four laptops and printers will be put to use at the various centres across the country.

The federation has also placed an order for the purchase of a moveable shot-clock and scoreboard that would serve venues without such equipment to make players in the league adapt to these facilities.

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The NBBF, according to Umar has concluded plans to rent a befitting office accommodation at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, so that its secretariat can be more active in the discharge of its duties, while wooing the National Sports Commission for a piece of land in the sports complex package-B for the building of its permanent Secretariat.

The board has also mandated all its standing committees to hold its meeting  every quarter. These, according to the  federation boss, would help the NBBF to dispense with issues bothering on the growth of the game quickly.

Umar is confident that with the various committees having their meetings regularly, the bulk of the work of repositioning Nigeria basketball would be reduced.

—Wale Joseph

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