Breaking: FG makes u-turn, returns Nigeria basketball to international competition

Minister Sunday Dare

The federal government on Thursday rescinded decision to suspend Nigeria Basketball from all international competitions.

This was disclosed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports development Ismaila Abubakar in a press statement.

The permanent secretary said the latest decision was based on a letter of appeal from the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), signed by Engr. Musa Kida.

In May 2022, the federal government announced a two-year ban on Nigeria basketball.

Just two weeks ago, the Ministry of Youth and Sports development inaugurated a 10-man interim management committee to oversee the activities of Nigeria basketball while the suspension lasted.

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