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Keffi polo dedicates trophy, immortalise late Captain Hosa

The virtues of the billionaire business mogul and philanthropist, late Capt Idahosa Okunbo came alive at the weekend during the yearly Keffi Polo Ranch tournament, as the organisers immortalised

[FILES] Polo.<br />Photo: PEXELS

The virtues of the billionaire business mogul and philanthropist, late Capt Idahosa Okunbo came alive at the weekend during the yearly Keffi Polo Ranch tournament, as the organisers immortalised his legacy by dedicating a trophy in his honour.

The late commercial pilot and humanist were until his demise, the patron of Keffi Polo Ranch in Nasarawa State, and a strong pillar for the development of polo in the state.

The late business mogul died on August 8, 2021, at a private clinic in London.

The one-week event, which attracted lovers of polo from across the country, witnessed a special tournament played by professionals in honour of their patron, late Capt Hosa, and the presentation of trophies to winners.

Some of the notable personalities, who attended the event include Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, former Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retire), Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Hon Ahmed Wadada.

The son of Capt Hosa and executive director, Pipeline Infrastructure Nigeria Limited, Osahon Okunbo, who represented the Okunbo’s family, expressed gratitude to Hon Ahmed Wadada and organisers for finding his late father worthy of immortalisation.

Osahon, an entrepreneur and trained engineer, said the Okunbo family is indeed honoured by the gesture, saying their late father built bridges that cut across ethnic, religion, tribe and creed.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Okunbo family, I want to say we are indeed grateful to Hon Ahmed Wadada, whom we all consider as a family member. Our late father lived a good life worthy of emulation. His love for humanity knew no bounds, so we are not surprised that this is happening. We are indeed grateful,” Osahon said.