Awaiting FIBA on NBBF crisis


Listening to the NTA a few days in the past, I noticed the management of the Federal Ministry of Sports activities and Youth Growth beating their chest and saying that one in every of their achievements was the democratisation of the Nationwide Sports activities Federations. One is, nonetheless, certain to ask Barrister Solomon Dalung, the minister and the Everlasting Secretary, Mr Olusade Olusola how sports activities federations had a change of management if there was no democracy throughout the system. It’s pertinent to inform these males that earlier than they got here on board as leaders of the sports activities ministry, the federations have had elections regardless that they’ve by no means been executed in keeping with the worldwide finest practices. Ranging from soccer, the federal government by way of the sports activities ministry had all the time drawn an inventory of potential Board members, together with representatives of the Armed Forces and the police to replicate the army nature of the nation’s politics on the time. Amongst these chosen members are 4 designated as Authorities nominees. And normally, one in every of these authorities nominees is normally topped because the chairman of then Nigeria Soccer Affiliation, NFA in a make-believe election. FIFA by no means knew how elections have been carried out in Nigeria till the emergence of Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima who began the method to place in place a correct construction to essentially democratise soccer election in Nigeria. It was additionally that point our bodies which had no direct relevance in soccer administration have been faraway from the Board

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