The Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) has announced that Ahmed Musa Kida is the President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).
FIBA makes a decision on NBBF crisis
The basketball authorities in the country have been loggerheads for a while, but the world basketball governing body has resolved the matter.
There have been controversies over the presidential position of the NBBF after two separate elections were held.
The election that brought Kida in was held at Benin, while another faction had their election in Abuja, with Mark Igoche emerging as the winner.
However, in a letter sent to the NBFF, FIBA confirmed Kida as the duly elected President of the NBBF.
The statement from the letter read: FIBA acknowledges the results of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Elective Congress held on January 31, 2022. Accordingly, FIBA takes note of the election of the following persons to the NBBF board for the following four years.
"President: Musa Kida, Vice President: Babs Ogunade: North-central Rep. Deishi Adamu, North-east Rep. Abba Kaka, North-west Rep. Surajo Yusuf, South-east Rep. Ugo Udezue, South-south Rep. Ahamaudu Kida, South-west Rep. Olumide Oyedeji."
FIBA also added that the newly-elected board should send in the names of the other officials elected for the vacant seats.
However, despite FIBA's statement, it remains to be seen if the Igoche faction will accept the decision or take their matter to court.