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NGF to meet with service chiefs on development of the game

By editor
03 April 2015   |   12:44 am
The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) will soon meet with service chiefs to collaborate on the development of the game in the country. According to NGF Secretary, Taiwo Oriss, who also revealed that the federation would soon revive the President’s Cup, the board is set to revolutionise golf in Nigeria to put it at par with other top sports.
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The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) will soon meet with service chiefs to collaborate on the development of the game in the country.

According to NGF Secretary,The Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) will soon meet with service chiefs to collaborate on the development of the game in the country. According to NGF Secretary, Taiwo Oriss, who also revealed that the federation would soon revive the President’s Cup, the board is set to revolutionise golf in Nigeria to put it at par with other top sports., who also revealed that the federation would soon revive the President’s Cup, the board is set to revolutionise golf in Nigeria to put it at par with other top sports.

Speaking on behalf of the NGF President, Dr. Peter Deshi, Oriss said, “The board may meet with the country’s service chiefs, as well as the paramilitary top brass to intimate them on the need for us to synergise in the development of golf.

“It is on record that most of the sports icons in Nigeria today are from the Army, Police, Customs and the Civil Defence. Remember Chioma Ajunwa, Late Sunday Bada, Olusoji Fasugba and Kikelomo Ajayi, just to mention a few.

“So, the Federation intends involve these institutions in this revolution, fish out the talents and that way we can begin to grow the game to compete with other sports like football, athletics, basketball etc.” He lamented the slow development of golf in the country, saying, “Golf in Nigeria is not developing at the pace it is expected to be and the present NGF board is working round the clock to ensure it gets to the grassroots.

“This will begin with the revival of the President’s Cup which has been moribund since 2010. When it is revived, then there can be a tournament with a national outlook that can involve all stakeholders.” Oriss also revealed that the NGF would organise kiddies’ golf clinics throughout the six geo-political zones with the support of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and the R&A.

He said, “The NSC has assured NGF of its support for kiddies’ clinic and the support is backed up by the R&A that is seriously committed to kiddies’ golf deployment. “The kiddies’ clinic will be organised throughout the six geopolitical zones, North East has decided to start and they picked April 2015 for the clinic, while South West has picked May 2015,” the secretary said.