On January 31, 2017, the federation will also hold an Awards Dinner to recognize, appreciate and honour deserving athletes, administrators, technical officials, sponsors, partners, contributors as well as the Media for their meritorious service and outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the game in Nigeria.
Prominent among those to be honoured are two former presidents of the NBBF, His Royal Majesty, the Gbom Gwom Jos, J.D. Buba and Senator U.K. Umar.
There are also going to be post humous awards to a late Vice President of the Federation, Dr Segun Erinle, late FIBA referee, Chris Obojememe and late National coaches, Danjuma Lemmy Harry and Danjuma Danazumi.
Expected to attend the events are the Youth and Sports Minister, his Information, Culture and National Orientation counterpart as well as members of the National Assembly.
In addition, the annual Refresher Course for all technical officials expected to participate in the federation’s activities for the 2017 season will hold at the National Institute for Sports, NIS Conference Room at the Package B of the Abuja National Stadium from January 31 to February 3, 2017.
At the end of the Course, the officials are expected to undergo an examination with which to grade them in readiness for their effective contribution to the development of the various activities of the federation this year and beyond