The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, on Sunday (yesterday) teed off the grand finale of the Independence Golf Tournament organized by the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
With over 500 registered golfers, composed of Nigerians alongside their Ghanaian, Cameroonian and Ugandan counterparts playing, the competition is said to be a tournament of international repute.
The Minister was received by the Captain of the IBB international Golf Country Club, Banjo Obaleye, in the company of other members of the club.
Among them was Senator Mohamed Sanusi Dagash, AVM Monday Riku Morgan, Senator Emmanuel Anosike and Barrister Eyo Ekpo.
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In his remarks after he teed off, Enoh described golf as a lovely game and applauded the passion, commitment and consistency of the Club in hosting the tournament during Nigeria’s independence anniversary.
Senator Enoh pointed out that sports breeds social inclusiveness, enables diplomacy amongst countries, fosters friendship and business networking.
While on a tour of the magnificent IBB Golf club’s facilities, he was shown many trophies won over the years by the club.
After his brief tour, the Minister also interacted with members and guest players at the club.
One of the highlights of his visit was his participation in a brief coaching session after which there was a ceremonial tee-off by Suleiman, the number one player of the club and Lady Gloria of Uganda and the Minister of Sports.