The president of Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) and Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Olusegun Runsewe, has commended Governor Ganduje of Kano State for coming out to say the land allocated to Kano Golf Club has not been revoked.
Reacting to a recent press release by the Kano State Commissioner of Information and Internal Affairs, Mallam Muhammad Garba debunking an online report, Runsewe said that the development has come as cheering news to the golfing community in Nigeria.
He stated that golfers in Nigeria were apprehensive upon reading what he termed as fake news because of the strategic position of Kano Golf Course as one of the oldest in Nigeria and in West Africa.
He said that the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), the Nigeria golfers and the golfing world are excited by the swift response of the Kano State Government.
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“On behalf of the golfing community in Nigeria, I salute the courage and statesmanship of His Excellency as exhibited in taking this bold decision”.
While stating that the NGF and the Nigerian golfing community are grateful to His Excellency, he assured that golfers in Kano will continue to operate within the ambit of the laws of the land.
“As the President of the NGF, I will continuously ensure that all golf clubs in Nigeria play according to the laws of the land as we work together to reposition golf as frontline game and as a serious economic venture that can contribute significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Runsewe concluded”.
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