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We need to do the right thing to develop basketball in Nigeria, says Morisson

Skambo Morisson, the chairman, Kaduna State basketball association, on Monday said the Federal Ministry of Sports and the Basketball Federation needed to do the right things that would enhance the development of the game in the country.

He said that they came for the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) atheletes and technical representative election but “we were shocked to see that nothing was happening.

“We came for the election and we are expecting like what we saw in other Federations already having there own athletes and coaches representative elections, we just discovered that there were no places prepared for us.

“We went to the secretariat and were told that some issues have to be settled, especially the rules of using guidelines in the constitution.

“But we are still wandering why they gave us a date for the election for today and the election is not holding.

“What we need to do to get the right things done, we need the right thing to see a constitution that has been retrieved by Nigerians the stakeholders of basketball,” he said.

According to him, they want to have a document that shows that FIBA has approved our own constitution.

“This is what we want – either we have the right constitution or I don’t think there is any election that will to be very credible here again.

“I think the ministry should do the right thing. They are habitants. They are the one in between the Federation and the people and the stakeholders.

“They control the sports, we don’t have the Federation and it’s been dissolved and there is no things called Basketball Federation,” he said.

The NBBF atheletes and technical representative election was cancelled at the package B of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

The new date for the election is not yet known.

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