The Hon. Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh was among golfers who teed off at the grand finale of the Independence Golf Tournament organized by the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja today 1st October 2023.
With over 500 registered golfers,comprising Nigerians alongside their Ghanaian, Cameroonian and Ugandan counterparts, the competition is a tournament of global 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 were Senator Mohamed Sanusi Dagash, AVM Monday Riku Morgan, Senator Emmanuel Anosike and Barrister Eyo Ekpo .
In his remarks, the Minister of Sports described golf as a lovely game and applauded the passion, commitment and consistency of the Club in hosting the tournament during our country’s independence anniversary.
Senator Enoh pointed out that sports breeds social inclusiveness, enables diplomacy amongst countries, fosters friendship and business networks .
The Minister on a tour of the golf facility was shown many trophies won over the years by the club. He interacted with members and guest players at the club. One of the highlights of the Minister’s 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.