IBB Golf Club seeks NCAC support for Independence Day tournament

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IBB Golf Club seeks From right, Eunice Atuejide; Vice Captain Mike Ekoja; Joy Ikwue; Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe; Olusegun Adekunle, Kayode Stephen and Lizzy Asomugha, Hon. Secretary, LGS of IBB International Golf and Country Club, during a courtesy visit to DG, NCAC, in Abuja, recently.

The IBB International Golf and Country Club have solicited the support of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) to make the 61st Independence Day Golf Tournament a success.

A delegation from the club which comprised members of the tournament planning committee was at the office of the Director-General, Chief Olusegun Runsewe OON in Abuja on a courtesy visit.

Speaking during the visit, the head of the delegation, Mike Ikoja stated that their visit was to show gratitude to Runsewe for his selfless contributions to the development of golf as evidenced in the IBB Golf and Country Club and to seek the support of NCAC for the 61st Independence Golf Tournament from September 24 to October 1, 2021 at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja.

Ikoja revealed that the club is the most prestigious golf club in the country with a diverse membership of over 5000 drawn from government agencies, captains of industries, senior diplomats and high net worth individuals.

“The Independent Golf Tournament is the biggest event in the Club›s calendar in commemoration of Nigeria›s Independence Anniversary and the highlight of the event will be an international match between IBB Golf Club and golf clubs from some African Countries» he added.

He, however, solicited the full support of NCAC in making this year›s tournament meet the expectations of the golfing family.

In his response, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Chief Olusegun Runsewe thanked the delegation for the honor in recognising his little contributions to the development of the game of golf.

Runsewe said that golf as a unifying game always provides a veritable platform for people from all spheres of the society to share ideas.

He revealed that he was working on some cultural brands which he hopes to showcase during the tournament.

“Golf and Culture are closely knitted and NCAC hopes to use the platform provided by the tournament to showcase some of them,” Runsewe said.

The DG pledged to dedicate the next edition of the Magazine on Golf published by him to the tournament which will be distributed free.

He promised that the NCAC Cultural Troupe will feature prominently throughout the tournament to entertain guests.

The council will also showcase it›s collections in the culturally embellished stands during the tournament while the executive members of the club, as well as members of the planning committee, will be provided with cultural golf attires.

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