The Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF) is the governing body for Men’s & women’s Basketball based in Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria. NBBF is recognised by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Nigerian Olympic Commit (NOC) as the governing body of basketball in Nigeria. NBBF is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of Nigeria team to compete in FIBA sponsored international basketball competition. The Nigerian national team also known as the D’tigers for males & D’tigress for female teams represent Nigeria in these International competitions.

We do have the capacity to do it and all that remains really, is for us to set the enabling environment for our players to be able to excel. That would be our fundamental objective.


NBBF are also responsible for some national competitions including 5 x 5 and 3 x 3 basketball.  Furthermore, NBBF are responsible for the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach / referees education, licensing and safety.

The current NBBF president is Eng Ahmadu Musa Kida.

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