Basketball 2 Years Ban: Sunday Dare Set Up 10-Man Interim Management Committee

Basketball 2 Years Ban: Sunday Dare Set Up 10-Man Interim Management Committee

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  • May 23, 2022
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BY ANI EMMANUEL CHIDI

Determined to pursue its agenda of keeping Nigerian basketball away from international arena for the next two years as he said few days ago, the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has gone ahead to set up an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to oversee the affairs of the game.

In a statement signed by Mohammed Manga, Director (Press & Press Relations) in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on Monday, the Minister said a 10-man committee has been appointed to take up the job.

The statement reads: “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.

“Their names are as stated below –

  1. Dr. Henry Nzekwu​
  2. ​Mr. Udon Ubon Humapwa​
  3. Mr. Frank Jitubhoh ​
  4. Zenith Bank -​ Representative
  5. Prof. Adamu Ahmed
  6. Mr. Peter Nelson -​
  7. Group Captain Rahinatu Garba –
  8. Aderemi Adewunmi –
  9. Oluchi Nzekwe
  10. Sani Adio ( SAN)

“The Committee is to draw up programmes that will revamp basketball from the grassroots in Nigeria, revive its moribund domestic leagues and attract cooperate sponsors for the development of the game.”

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