Minister Rallies Support For Golf To Boost Tournaments in Nigeria

By Daily Sports on March 2, 2018

Views: 1,307

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has

called on the private sector and philanthropists to support the game

of golf in order to raise the prize money and attract

internationally-acclaimed golfers to play in Nigerian tournaments.

 

The Minister, who made the call at the opening of the 2018 West

African Golf Tour at the IBB International Golf and Country Club,

Abuja, on Thursday, observed that the current prize money of $50,000

for both Lagos and Abuja tours will not attract top class professional

golfers to Nigeria.

 

He said countries stand to benefit greatly from sporting activities,

hence the need for the government and the private sector to tap into

the enormous opportunities that golf presents, and to support the West

Africa Golf Tour in developing the game.

 

Alhaji Mohammed stressed the need to leverage on golf and other

sporting activities to promote tourism and showcase Nigeria to the

rest of the world.

 

"The West Africa Golf Tour speaks for the commitment that I hold, as

the Minister of Information and Culture, for the promotion of

Nigeria's rich tourism potentials. It showcases Nigeria to the world -

our golf courses, natural surroundings and cities as well as our

culture, thereby putting Nigeria, West Africa and Africa in the

limelight and helping to advance

the efforts to improve our image and economy," he said.

 

The Minister encouraged the golfers to go beyond the competition and

consider the tournament as another platform to further strengthen the

bond of unity that exists among the people of the West African

sub-region and the continent in general.

 

"On behalf of the Government and people of Nigeria, I would like to

welcome you all to our great country. Certainly, each of you will pit

your skills and talents against your opponents. But I encourage you to

go beyond competition to also showcase talent and to come closer to

each other. This initiative is a clear example of how sports also

contribute to integrating people within Nigeria, West Africa and

across the continent," he said.

 

The ongoing West African Tour has attracted golfers from Nigeria,

Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Germany, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

•Photo shows the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

(middle); the President of the West African Golf Tour, Mr. Emeka

Okatta (left), and a former Captain of the IBB Golf Club, Mr. Hamid

Abbo (right), during the tee off of the 2018 West African Golf Tour at

the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja on Thursday.

 

Source Daily Sports

Posted March 2, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

You may also like...
Tyson Fury vows to beat Joshua ‘with one...

Rugby star charged with sexual assault

We must prepare, be at our best against...

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria drops five places in April...

Robben scores as Bayern stay clear with tough...

Nwakaeme rules out China, Germany move

 

Latest News Modric hits out at Ronaldo, Messi Jesus shines as Manchester City storm back to the top of the Premier League Real Madrid get Club World Cup semi-final opponents Tottenham strike down stubborn Burnley Ronaldo’s penalty settles Turin derby in favour of Juve Qatar 2022 World Cup organisers unveil stadium design for final Benzema nets early winner as Real Madrid edge Rayo Vallecano Unbeaten Dortmund move nine points clear Bayern spank Hannover 96 to claim 3rd straight win Smalling signs new Man Utd contract through to 2022 Simeone hails Atletico's fighting spirit after Real Valladolid win Tragedy hits Nigerian football as star defender Dominic Dukku slumps and dies before match

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,770 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,817 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,571 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,786 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,981 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,815 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (32,917 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,886 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,796 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,799 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,835 views) Let’s save Kelechi Emeteole's life! Let’s follow Omeruo, others' shining examples (29,136 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (271) Basketball (133) Boxing (522) Columnists (366) Euro Soccer Update (3693) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (45) Golf (71) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (3) News (4577) NPL Glo Premier League (962) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (6) Tennis (487)

 

 

Classic games

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media