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Lalong, Obaseki, tee off as over 400 golfers battle for Governor’s Cup

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos
17 December 2021   |   2:55 am
Over 400 golfers from across the country are participating in this year’s Governor’s Cup tournament holding at the Lamingo Club, Jos

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Over 400 golfers from across the country are participating in this year’s Governor’s Cup tournament holding at the Lamingo Club, Jos, Plateau State. Governor Simon Bako Lalong, who was supported by his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki, among other dignitaries, teed off the event.

Lalong, who welcomed participants to his state for the grand event, said the event is an opportunity to showcase the hospitality and rich tourism potential of his state.

He added that the golf tournament, which has continued to grow yearly, is a unifying platform that avails people from across the country the opportunity to witness the peace, serenity and cool temperate weather in the state.

Lalong expressed his excitement with the large turnout for this year’s tournament, which has brought in new talents and hundreds of professionals into his state. He expressed delight that the trend has already put his state as one of the leading pacesetters in the game.

In his speech, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, said he is in Plateau State not just to support the event, but also to show the world that peace has returned to the state.

He commended Governor Lalong for working to sustain peace and unity in the state and advised Nigerians to embrace peace despite the nation’s diversity.

“At the end of the day, the unity of this country cannot be compromised,” Obaseki said.

Captain of the Laminga Golf Course, Joe Bukar, said the Governor’s Golf Cup Tournament has been attracting many professional and amateur golfers and talents to the state to enjoy its hospitality and serene, temperate weather condition.