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Nigerian Basket Ball Players Protest Against Imposition Of President On Its Federation, NBBF



Previous and current Nigeria’s basketball gamers on Thursday staged a peaceable protest in Abuja over an alleged plan to impose one Musa Kida because the President of Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).

The protesters marched from the Space 10 Outdated Parade, Garki and to the Unity Fountain, Maitama, demanding that Kida have to be prevented from imposing himself on the basketballers and different stakeholders because the affiliation’s President.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement summoned Kida and a former President of NBBF, Tijani Umar, to a different emergency assembly over the lingering disaster rocking the affiliation.

The assembly which is slated for Monday, October 18, 2021, in Abuja is to discover a lasting options to the four-year outdated feud between the duo.

That is coming a number of days D’Tigress, Nigeria girls’s basketball group protested over their unpaid wages and allowances.

Additionally they expressed grievances over what they described as unfair remedy meted out to them by the Nigerian authorities and the outgoing caretaker board of the NBBF, led by Kida after their victory on the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Girls’s Championship in Cameroon.

Some members of the group stated their efforts in successful the championship for a fifth time have been by no means appreciated.

SaharaReporters had earlier within the week reported that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement was accused of failing to distribute $100,000 (N41.1million) allowances donated by three banks to Nigeria’s girls basketball group for his or her Tokyo 2020 Olympic participation.

Talking with SaharaReporters, a member of the senior girls basketball group, D’Tigress, had revealed that their allowances, bonuses, coaching grant price $4,900 had additionally not been paid.

She had added that not one of the D’Tigress group members would present up in camp in preparation for the February 2022 FIBA World Cup if the Nigerian authorities did not pay them.

She had stated, “The final time we checked, a few of our allowances, bonuses and coaching grants haven’t been paid. All our accounts numbers have been submitted however nonetheless no remittance. Donations made by banks for gamers, officers, volunteer stipends and so forth. relationship all the way in which again to 2018 however I’ll let the managers tackle the seller/contractor’s state of affairs.

“They neglect all of us have a relationship and do talk; $500 every 2018 FIBA World Cup for gamers and officers; $1,000 every for ending closing 8 in FIBA World Cup; $1,000 every bonus for successful AfroBasket in Senegal for 2019 gamers and officers.

“$300 – $400 every Mozambique Olympic Qualifier allowance stability, have been imagined to be paid $100 per day; $2,000 every coaching grant stability from Tokyo Olympics, gamers solely. The $100,000 donated by three Nigerian banks to all of the gamers and officers that made D’Tigress Olympics qualification doable closing roster. The lads additionally obtained $100,000 assigned to them, the full was $200,000.

“Miscellaneous bills by gamers and officers; the complete breakdown has been submitted to the outgoing Basket Ball President and the honourable minister, Sunday Dare.

“With all due respect to the affiliation management, the Presidency, the Ministry and NBBF administration outdated and new, if these monies aren’t paid earlier than the following qualifier of the following event in February 2022, FIBA World Cup, the whole D’Tigress group won’t present up in camp. We’re all saying this as one unit and one voice.”

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