*All stakeholders will be on same page
As part of his election manifesto, Engineer Musa Kida, has re-stated the need to unite the divided house of Basketball in Nigeria under one umbrella for effective coordination and development.
Speaking in Lagos, Kida revealed that the crisis which has troubled the sport in recent years has left so much to be desired and has really affected its development.
The front runner for the vacant presidential seat of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) said progress will remain elusive without all stakeholders being on the same page and contributing their quota.
“There is no way you can make progress in sports if it is not all-inclusive. Basketball by definition is a team game and some of us have played it, so we know what team work is all about.”
The present Chairman of the Rivers State Basketball Association assured that NBBF under his leadership will embrace division of labour with everybody playing their part according to their abilities.
“The president is just the first amongst equal who does not have monopoly of knowledge and idea. This means that for the team to succeed, you have to get your players to play their role and each of those players trusting that the other person is doing the best that he can in his role so that the team can win.”
The Chairman of Ahmadu Musa Kida Foundation (AMK) responsible for organising and sponsoring over 20 different basketball events across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria and West African sub region affirmed his belief in an all-inclusive style of administration as a key solution for robust funding and rapid sports development.
“In Nigeria, we have so many people with lofty ideas while some have the connections to bring in moneybags and sponsors which will aid sustainable development.
We will ensure that everybody and anybody who in one way or the other has something to contribute to Nigerian basketball is given a voice and an opportunity to show what he or she has to offer.”