September 06 (THEWILL) – The IBB International Golf and Country Club has asked the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) for assistance in making its 61st Independence Day golf tournament a success.
A delegation from the club, made up of members of the tournament planning committee, paid a courtesy visit to the office of General Manager Otunba Olusegun Runsewe OON in Abuja.
In his address, the head of the delegation, Mike Ikoja, stated that her visit as a member of the tournament’s Local Organizing Committee (LOC) was primarily to thank Otunba Runsewe for his selfless contributions to the development of golf, as in the IBB. proved Golf and Country Club and to ask for NCAC support for the 61st Independence Golf Tournament, scheduled from September 24th to October 1st, 2021 at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.
Ikoja revealed that IBB International Golf and Country Club is the most prestigious golf club in the country with a diverse membership of over 5,000 members from government agencies, industry captains, senior diplomats and high net worth individuals.
Ikoja, the club’s vice-captain, claimed that over the years the club has provided Nigerians and foreigners, especially those from the public and private sectors, with a platform to relax and network while maintaining the great national and international brand using values to improve their businesses and goodwill.
“The Independent Golf Tournament is the largest event on the club calendar to commemorate Nigeria’s independence anniversary and the highlight of the event will be an international game between IBB Golf Club and golf clubs from several African countries,” he added.
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However, the vice-captain asked for the full support of NCAC to make this year’s tournament live up to the golf family’s expectations.
In his response, the General Director of the National Council for Art and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe OON, thanked the delegation for the honor of recognizing their small contribution to the development of the game of golf.
Otunba Runsewe said that golf as a unifying game always offers a veritable platform for people from all walks of life to exchange ideas. The general manager announced that he was working on some cultural brands that he would like to showcase during the tournament.
“Golf and culture are closely related and NCAC hopes to use the tournament’s platform to showcase some of them,” repeated Otunba.
Otunba Runsewe, who is also President of the World Crafts Council of the African region, has committed to dedicate the next issue of the golf magazine he published to the tournament, which will be distributed free of charge.
The general manager therefore promised that the NCAC cultural troupe will perform prominently throughout the tournament to entertain the guests. The council will also display its collections in a culturally ornate booth during the tournament, while the club’s executive and planning committee members will be provided with cultural golf clothing.