The Secretary-General of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi yesterday announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 FIBA Certification Course for its Table Officials.
According to her, the decision to postpone the training course earlier slated to commence on the 27th of April is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant restrictions of movements all over the world.
“Since the Federal Government has announced suspension of non-essential flights in and out of the country as well as total lockdown in Lagos, Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory, it will be next to impossible and socially irresponsible to still go ahead with the training.”
Afolabi-Oluwayemi said staying alive is the primary focus for all while other activities have taken the back seat for now until the world gets out of the conundrum.
While advising everyone to adhere to all given health guidelines, he said a new date will be announced once there is a clear signal from relevant authorities saddled with combating the novel COVID-19.
“For now, we all need to maintain social-distancing. We all have to adhere to the safety health tips”, she said.