FG Makes U-turn, Returns Nigeria into…

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FG Makes U-turn, Returns Nigeria into…

FG Makes U-turn, Returns Nigeria into…

The Federal Government of has reversed its to the national from in basketball competitions.

The reversal was announced in a by Ismaila Abubakar, of the of and Sports Development, on Thursday in Abuja.

On May 12, Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, announced  Muhammadu Buhari’s to withdraw Nigeria from all international basketball competitions for the next two years. 

The minister said the decision was part of efforts by the government to revamp the sport from the grassroots.

Consequently, FIBA  D’Tigress with Mali at the 2022 ’s World Cup, which spurred an avalanche of backlashes from both and fans alike.

In the statement, Abubakar said the reversal was made possible because “some significant have occurred” since the ban.

He said the ministry met with FIBA and reaffirmed the “mutual respect for the laws and of Nigeria as a sovereign , and also FIBA.”

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