The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has reassured stakeholders that there is no cause for alarm over the interim injunction reportedly issued by the Federal High Court in Abuja on 20th March, 2019, restraining the NBBF from organizing the National Premier League.
The recent Ex parte Order stemmed from a lawsuit filed before the court by Chairman Gombe State Basketball Association Alhaji Ibrahim Saad, Chairman, Kwara State Basketball Association Dr. Adegbite Adeyemo and some individuals posing as the League Management Board of the Kwese Premier Basketball League, over the choice of the federation in picking Nigeria’s representative at the 2018/2019 FIBA Africa Basketball League.
In a statement made available to Daily Trust yesterday, NBBF spokesman Afolabi Oni said the League Management Board of the Kwese Premier Basketball League is a mere creation of the extinct NBBF which has no affiliation to the present NBBF board.
The Federation through the Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade, also described the actions as an unwarranted distraction.
“The distasteful intentions of the dramatis personae is already known to all basketball stakeholders and fans in Nigeria. This recent hitch will in no way deter us in consolidating on the progress so far recorded in the domestic and international scene since we assumed office in 2017.”