Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
The President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Igoche Mark has said that the board is committed to grassroots development.
Mark, who made this known after watching the National Para Games organised by the Ministry of Youths and Sports in Abuja, also promised to organise a para-basketball league next year.
In his statement according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the NBBF President noted that the proposed event will be all-encompassing.
He said, “This is a promise, with an all-inclusive package that will include all players, irrespective of their physical challenge or situation.
“We have promised basketball stakeholders, including players, officials, and administrators, that the main goal of our board is grassroots development.
“It is a development that will be all-inclusive, irrespective of the physical challenge anyone might be going through,” he said.
The NBBF president said the federation would in due course make further pronouncements on the para-basketball league The Trumpet gathered.
He then praised the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for organising and hosting the National Para Games, saying it is a good omen for the overall development of sports.