FG reverses Nigeria’s ban from international basketball

 FG reverses Nigeria’s ban from international basketball

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the immediate return of Nigeria to international basketball competitions.

This was announced at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Ismaila Abubakar.

According to Abubakar, the approval was granted following a letter of appeal dated June 17 by Musa Kida, leader of the Nigeria Basketball Federation board, and addressed to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.

He said: “The letter appealed to the Minister to use his good offices to approach President Buhari for the reversal of the 2-year withdrawal of Nigeria from international basketball competitions.

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