Runsewe tags Oba Ewuare father of golf, praises organisers of two-day tourney
Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) President, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has commended the Nigerian golf community for setting aside two days to celebrate Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11 with a golf tournament.
Runsewe said the two-day tournament at the Benin Golf Club, which will involve 100 amateur golfers and invited professionals from the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria, is to honour the Oba as father of golf in Nigeria and a renowned traditional ruler in Africa.
Runsewe, who is a decorated ambassador of golf by Oba Ewuare, promised to ensure that a tournament befitting the status, personality and royalty of the royal father is held yearly in honour of Oba Ewuare II in Benin City.
He said in view of the high respect the Oba of Benin commands among the golfing community and in the world at large, a golf tournament in his honour will subsequently be full blown Pro-Am, adding that he will give his full support as the president of Nigeria Golf Federation.
“In my capacity as the president of NGF, I shall ensure that a yearly tournament in honour of Oba Ewuare II is a five star event that can boost golf development in Nigeria and Africa.”
The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) said: “The name of the Oba is huge enough to attract huge sponsorship,” adding that he will use his wealth of knowledge and position to ensure good organisation.