Ex-Lagos Basketball Boss, Babs Ogunade Now To Head Ogun State Association
Babs Ogunade the former Chairman of Lagos State Basketball Association has been appointed as Chairman of Ogun State Basketball Association.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State made this announcement during his re-organisation and inauguration of the various sports associations in the state.
Ogunade, a highly experienced sports technocrat currently the Vice-President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, had until recently served as chairman of the Lagos State Basketball Association for 21 years.
The new Ogun State basketball boss is a well-decorated former basketball player who was a member of the junior championship-winning team of Lagos in 1977, he is a University of Lagos (UNILAG) Hall of Fame (2005), Africa Basketball Hall of Fame (2012), and was captain of the NUGA team to the World Universities Game held in Romania in 1981.
On his new appointment, Ogunade said, “this is a call to service. Having served as chairman in Lagos for 21 years, anywhere I’m called, once it’s for basketball, it’s always a call to service. And it tells you that your contributions are not unnoticed.”
Meanwhile, accolades have been pouring in for the revered sports administrator on his new portfolio. In its message, Friends of Nigeria Sports (FSN), described Ogunade, as a very experienced administrator and a passionate basketball person who is going to change the narratives of the game in Ogun State, for the better.