In line with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports directive, Igoche Mark and Osita Nwachukwu were elected as president and Vice President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation NBBF respectively.
The election took place at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja on Monday.
The North Central Representatives, Igoche Mark polled 11 votes, while Osita Nwachukwu, representing South East Zone also polled 11 votes to emerge as Vice President.
Other zonal representatives are; Mohammed Lawal Na’Allah (North West), Ibrahim Gimba (North East), Kinglsely Aigbonaga (South South) and Josiah Amedu (South West).
Chairman of the electoral committee, Suleman Muhammed and vice chairman of the FCT Basketball Association said he was pleased that the election was free and fair in line with the Sports Ministry’s directive.
“I am very happy to see that the election was conducted in line with Sports Ministry’s directive. The election was very free and fair.” Muhammed stated.
In his acceptance speech, shortly after been sworn in, the President of the NBBF, Igoche Mark said he is happy that stakeholders rejected the attempt to impose those who will run the affairs of the federation, while appealing for all concern stakeholder to unite and build the game.
“For me, it is exciting because for the first time, stakeholders came together to take the bull by the horn, they have resisted every attempt of imposition. This is time to build the game of basketball. I want all to come together and join in building basketball,” Mark started.
Others on the NBBF Board are; Stanely Gumut (Players Representative), Tope Oluwosulu (Paramilitary Representative) and Scot Nnaji (Technical/Coaches Representative).