The President of FIBA African Central Board, Ahmed Elharirl has described Nigeria as a major basketball playing nation in the world.
Mr Elharirl who was the FIBA supervisor at the elective congress of the NBBF said the impact that the country has achieved in the game can only be sustained in an atmosphere of peace and harmony. He said that the international body will work in accordance with the lay down statutes to sustain its legacies.
In the elections held at the Royal Marble Hotel in Benin City, with 37 delegates from the States voting, Engr Ahmadu Musa Kida was re- elected as President of the Federation for the next four years. Babatunde Ogunade was elected as the Vice President. Ugo Udezue was elected as the South East representative, while former D’Tigers Captain, Olumide Oyedeji was elected as the representative of the South West. Others elected are
Abba Kaka Abdulkadir (North
Deshi Adam Janlong ( North Central Representative) &
Yusuf Surajo (North West Representative)
Electoral Committee Chairman, Dr Lanre Glover while presenting the certificate of returns to the elected Board members, congratulated them and advised them to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
All the elected Board members took their oath of office.