World basketball governing body, FIBA has sent the first draft of the new statutes of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF to Musa Kida, Tijani Umar and the National Olympic Committee, NOC headed by Habu Gumel.
In conjunction with independent local counsel, FIBA developed the first draft after receiving comments from the key stakeholders on the NBBF Statutes.
In a letter sent by FIBA Legal Affairs Manager, Natalie St Cyr Clarke on September 5 read, “Following the receipt of comments on the NBBF Statutes, FIBA, in conjunction with independent local counsel, has developed the attached first draft for your review and comment. This first draft is without prejudice to FIBA’s position.”
A first revision of the statutes was earlier scheduled to hold on August 31, consultation with relevant stakeholders on September 14 while final revision and approval by FIBA on October 15.
But with the first draft getting to the key stakeholders on September 5, FIBA has now extended the deadline for comments on the statutes until Thursday, 20 September 2018.
The 38 article draft contain: jurisdiction, emblem, responsibilities of the NBBF, affiliation to FIBA, obligation to FIBA, members right and obligation, suspension and expulsion of members, electoral committee, amendments, organs of NBBF (Congress, Boards, Emergency Committee, Secretariat, Judicial bodies) etc.
FIBA will issue directions regarding the new NBBF election once the statutory revision process has been completed and approved by them.