The Tijjani Umar-led Nigeria Basketball Federation has declared its readiness to exploit all avenues for peace and reconciliation in the present imbroglio engulfing the country’s basketball administration.
Umar, said in Lagos on Monday, after a board meeting, that, his board is ready for peace and reconciliation as presented in the letter written to the two boards by FIBA on the way forward.
Umar, said in a statement signed by the Media Adviser, Mr. Patrick Omorodion that they are ready to honour the invitation from the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, that FIBA has appointed as the only body that would ensure reconciliation in Nigerian basketball. As they are willing to submit to all measures that would employed by the Olympic Committee towards achieving peace.
Tijani Umar, assured all basketball stakeholders, players and officials that he is optimistic that before the November deadline given by FIBA Africa, peace would have returned to the country’s basketball.
He admonished all the players invited for the Afrobasket Championships, male and female, to work amicably with the group which FIBA Africa for now maintains correspondence with.
He commended the leadership of FIBA Africa for making a bold move to ensure a lasting peace in Nigerian basketball.