The Nigeria Basketball Federation, NBBF has announced that her 2016 Annual Stakeholders Consultative forum will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the National Institute for Sport Auditorium, National Stadium, Package B, Abuja.
According to the statement from the NBBF secretariat, delegates which include corporate sponsors, team owners, club chairmen, club secretaries, as well as players, coaches, technical officials and media representatives are expected to arrive Abuja on February 2nd as the forum is billed to take off at 9am prompt on Wednesday.
It is expected that there will be presentations, from first, a top management consulting group signed to manage and develop the Nigerian Basketball Federation’s digital space, which includes website and social media accounts.
Also there will be presentations from the referees and coaches associations, both inaugurated and reconstituted respectively after the 2015 consultative forum which had over 150 stakeholders in attendance in Abuja.
The stakeholders forum will also feature the pre-season seminar for all basketball officials which encompasses referees, table officials and technical (match) commissioners.
Meanwhile, the 2016 national grading exercise will also be taking place for new officials, and national officials that will be sanctioned to officiate in the 2016 season of the DStv and Zenith Bank Leagues this season, from February 4-6 in Abuja.
The board of Nigeria Basketball Federation led by Tijjani Umar is extending an open invitation to all team owners, club secretaries, coaches, players, and the media to come assess the performance of Nigerian basketball in the previous 12 months and to project a course for the upcoming calendar year, across all the cadres (the senior and junior national teams; men and women’s league; youth and developmental programmes).