Chairman Caretaker Committee of Nigeria Basketball Federation, Engr. Musa Kida has heaped praises on the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare for being instrumental to the historic feats achieved so far by the NBBF, in recent times and particularly, by D’Tigress at the recently held Afrobasketball championship in Cameroon.
Speaking on varying issues that concerns NBBF, Kida recalled the challenges faced by his board leading to its participation in various continental and global championships, including the Tokyo Olympic games.
” I must say the Honourable Minister, Chief Sunday Dare, since he assumed his office has been most supportive of the NBBF in its activities and in trying as much as possible to pay all outstanding monies and liabilities due to the NBBF,” Kida said.
” He has always encouraged the NBBF to put in its best in all its outings to make Nigeria proud and a force to reckon with globally and maintain its dominance in Africa. I will add that if not for Honorable Minister Sunday Dare’s commitment to the successes of the NBBF, there would have been some crucial events and tournaments that the NBBF would have missed, which would have tainted our historic records, If we have to wait for Government to release funds for the Federation before the competitions.
” This is why I always go out of my ways to deploy all possible resources to make sure that the D’Tigers and the D’Tigress honour all of their activities since I took over the Federation in 2017 to date. It is on
records that we have not missed a single event so far. I also ensured that adequate preparations were put in before every tournament, including the Tokyo Olympics,” Kida, a multiple-awards winning sports administrator remarked.