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FG Appoints 10-member C’ttee to Revamp Basketball

By Dwelleth Morountodun

Following the recent directives of President Muhammadu Buhari on the state of basketball in the country and its withdrawal from all international basketball competitions for the next two years, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has announced the members of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the development of the sport in Nigeria.

The members include: Dr. Henry Nzekwu​, Udon Ubon Humapwa​, Frank Jitubhoh, Zenith Bank – ​representative, Prof. Adamu Ahmed, Peter Nelson – Group Capt. Rahinatu Garba, Aderemi Adewunmi, Oluchi Nzekwe and Sani Adio SAN,

The committee which is to be chaired by Nzekwu, has been saddled with the responsibility of drawing up smart and workable programmes that will revamp basketball from the grassroots in the country.

It is also tasked to revive the moribund domestic leagues and attract cooperate sponsors for the development of the game.

Signed: Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations.

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