0The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) says Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare the only reason why they are yet to organise election for the leadership of the body.

It appears that stakeholders are waiting on the Sunday Dare to decide on the report of the seven-man panel which was set to calm the storm in the federation, bring peace amongst warring parties and plan a peaceful election.

According to Former Vice President of the NBBF, Babs the Minister has said nothing since it final report was submitted about two weeks, after the reconciliatory committee deliberated for a month.

Speaking with The Guardian in Lagos, immediate past NBBF Vice President, Babs Ogunade, who is also a member of the Reconciliation Committee, said the sports ministry is expected to outline the NBBF’s next line of action, including elections and other issues confronting basketball in the country.

“The Reconciliation Committee sat for over one month before submitting its final report to the Sports Ministry. The report has been with the minister for over two weeks now.

“As the head of sports in Nigeria, the minister needs to make a statement on the report for NBBF to fashion the way forward on the elections. There is nothing that can be done now till the minister speaks on the report.

“However, the FIBA deadline of January 30 for the NBBF election still stands,” he said.

It will be recalled that FIBA handed NBBF January 30th deadline to conclude the elections.