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Basketballers’ Monies, Donations intact in CBN account of the NBBF-Sports Ministry

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Joel Ajayi
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has denied allegations made in a press statement used in a section of the media  and in a video clip that its officials shared some monies donated to the Men and Women Basketball Teams ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

 


In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development  Permanent Secretary Ismaila Abubakar said  Basketballers’ Monies, Donations intact in CBN account of the NBBF.


According to the release, the Ministry wishes to make the following clarifications : The $230,000 Dollars donated to the Basketball teams  by the Banks under the Adopt-a-Team programme of the Ministry is intact in the Nigeria Basketball Federation’s (NBBF) official domiciliary account domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


“That only the 12 female Team members of D’Tigress have supplied their foreign account numbers. The Ministry waited for the account numbers of the Male Team to be supplied so that the processing of payments can be one off as requested by the CBN.  

“The Ministry has requested the CBN to commence the processing of the payment to the Female Basketball Players immediately. The Male will be paid as soon as their account details are supplied.

  “Ministry wishes to state further that all outstanding -Olympics and Paralympics Games allowances  and bonuses are being processed and only slowed down by funds availability. 


“Furthermore, the Ministry of Finance has been fully furnished with details of the outstanding allowances and payments due to the NBBF and the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) and efforts are being made to secure the release.”  

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NBBF Electoral Committee rolls out Election timeline

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The 2021 Electoral Committee of the Nigeria Basketball Federation headed by Dr Lanre Glover will commence the collection of forms for intending candidates between the 18th and 19th of October, 2021.

In a release by the committee ahead of the October 30 election slated for Benin City, Edo State, all duly completed forms must be returned on or before 26th, October with the screening scheduled to hold on 27th of October.

The committee directed that all forms should be submitted to the NBBF Secretariat in Abuja between the hours of 9am to 2pm or via mail addressed to the Chairman and Secretary of the Committee.

Organizing and supervising of the much anticipated elections and all decisions relating it will be in conformity with the 2019 NBBF status.

Eligible candidates will be vying for the vacant posts of President, Vice President and Zonal Representatives into the North-central, North-East, North-West, South-East, South-South, and South-West zones.

In consonance with article 20 of NBBF statutes, each member state (36 states and the FCT) shall be represented by 2 delegates (Chairman and Secretary) while any representative must produce a written advice duly signed by the Chairman on letter-head paper of the association in the absence of the aforementioned.

A final official list of candidates will be published, announced in the media and sent to all members of the General Assembly at least 2 days before the elective General Assembly is held.

All campaigns must cease 24hrs before Election Day while any form of corruption and other forms of direct inducement of voters may lead to the disqualification of the defaulting candidate(s).

The election will be monitored and observed by the Federation of International Basketball Associations representatives and those from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Nigeria Olympics Committee.

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