NBBF crisis: NOC fails to resolve dispute

NBBF crisis: NOC fails to resolve dispute

With two weeks to the deadline given by FIBA, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) had their first meeting with the two factional Presidents in the NBBF, Tijani Umar and Musa Kida.

FIBA had given the NOC and the NBBF till November 30 to resolve the internal wranglings which began after the Kano and Abuja elections on June 13 and 14 respectively.

Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, NOC spokesman, Tony Ubani said they couldn’t find an amicable solution as both parties maintained their mandates.

“We tried to get an amicable resolution to the crisis but unfortunately, both parties refused to shift grounds. The NOC gave each of them time to present their position, we also gave them time to go and talk to each other but at the end, nothing changed.”

“FIBA actually prefers an amicable solution, and that is why we have been trying to resolve this matter amicably.

“Musa Kida-led faction says he is holding on to his mandate, while the Tijani Umar faction says it is disposed to having fresh elections,’’ Ubani said.

Ubani disclosed that the NOC will request for one more week beyond the November 30 deadline to resolve the issue ammicably or conduct a fresh election.

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