They Hate me Because I Refuse to Share Sponsor’s Money With Them- Tijani Umar

September 16 04:43 2021

Leader of Nigeria basketball Stakeholders vanguard,Tijani Umar has revealed the reason why sports ministry was hell bent on removing him as President of Nigeria basketball federation.

In an interactive session with journalists in Abuja,Tijani Umar who is now the permanent secretary,state house said sports ministry Headed by former minister of youth and sports Solomon Dalung were hell bent on removing him because he refused to share the sponsor’s money with them

The leader of Nigeria basketball Stakeholders Vanguard said ‘ you don’t give us money even the one from federal government, so, how can I share sponsors money with you’

‘sponsors money is meant for club owners, researchers, cameramen,players and every other participants involve in the growth of basketball so how could I hand it over to sports ministry’.

Tijani also spoke about the constitution meant to be used for election saying it is faulty and a petition is all ready sent to FIBA, IOC and NOC while the sports ministry and other major stakeholders have been copied.

‘we have written to FIBA,IOC and NOC on the constitution meant to be used for this election because we noticed that it has been doctored with the intention of disefranchising some stakeholders but we are not going to sit down and allow the rot in Nigeria basketball to continue which is the reason this basketball Stakeholders have been formed to ensure that the right thing is done come 30th September,2021’ he concluded.

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