President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF), Engr. Ahmadu Musa Kida, has disclosed that the federation is working to ensure that the Premier Basketball League, Zenith Women’s League as well as the National Divisions One and Two leagues sponsored by Total hold this year.
Kida made the pledge at the Sportsville Award 2021 ceremony held in Lagos on Saturday, where he has presented an Award of Excellence for developing basketball in Nigeria and putting the country on the global map.
He noted that the court ruling in favour of the NBBF is one that calls for action on the part of the federation since all is clear for the return of the Premier Basketball League.
“We will contact all stakeholders concerned and work towards holding the Premier Basketball League, as well as our other leagues. Though, it has been three years wasted during the court processes, but we are glad it’s all over and we can concentrate on ensuring that we put things in place for our programmes.”
Sportsville, which marked its 20th year anniversary, said Kida and nine others were deemed worthy of the award after careful deliberation and selection by the award committee headed by seasoned journalist and former Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Olympics Committee, Tony Ubani.
In his reaction, Kida who was on ground to pick up the award thanked the organisers for deeming him fit, which is a validation of what the board has been able to achieve in the last three years.
For him, the award is a call for better results and renewed dedication because, “To whom much is given, more is expected”.