The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare on Monday met with the Officials of the Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Engr. Musa Kida in Abuja.
The meeting according to the ministry is part of the ongoing drive by the Minister, Dare to get all federations on the same page ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Preparations for the Tokoyo 2020 Olympics and training plan for the male basketball team D’Tigers, who have secured a ticket and the Women’s team D’Tigress, with three more games in the qualifiers were discussed at the meeting.
There were also discussions on NBBF’s financial situation with a view to exploring new funding options as well as a report submitted by NBBF in response to a request by the ministry.
Dare expressed excitement over the qualification of the D’Tigers for the Olympics and pledged the ministry’s support towards NBBF’s preparation for the games.