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FG lifts ban on international basketball competitions

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The reversed its decision to suspend Nigeria’s basketball teams from all international on Thursday.

FG lifts ban on international basketball competitions

FG lifts ban on international basketball competitions

Ismaila Abubakar, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, made this known during a conference in Abuja on Thursday, Channels Tv reports.

According to Abubakar, the latest decision is based on a letter of appeal from the Basketball Federation (NBBF), signed by Mr Musa Kida.

He said intervention by concerned stakeholders, former Nigerian international basketball players and well-meaning Nigerians to seek solutions to the issues triggered the decision.


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Newsmen had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May approved the withdrawal of from all international basketball competitions.

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, who confirmed the development had said the suspension will last for two years.

He had said the development would allow the government to concentrate on efforts to revamp the sport.

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