UBTH hosts General Jidda’s retirement tourney June 25
Professional and amateur golfers, friends and associates of Major General Adamu Jidda will converge at the UBTH Golf Club, Benin City, Edo State for his retirement tournament scheduled for June 25, 2022.
UBTH Captain, Matthew Iduoriyekemwen-led management team is organising the tournament in honour of the club’s former captain, Jidda, for his successful retirement from service in the Nigerian Army.
The one-day tournament is powered by the Nigeria Army Corps of Supply and Transport and Kassid Investment Nigeria Limited, as well as the army general’s committee of friends. It is open to golfers across the six geo-political zones of the country.
According to a member of the committee of friends, Benedict Oghumah, top serving and retired military officers, Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, his Deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu and many other golfers will vie for honours at the event.
Oghumah noted that Gen. Jidda, a former Corps Commander, Nigeria Army Corps of Supply and Transport, as well as a former Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Army, deserved to be honoured hence his friends and associates have come together as one big golf family to honour him with a befitting golf tourney at the club.
He said: “Gen. Jidda is a great golfer, who has paid his dues in the game. He deserves to be honoured for his various roles in the development of golf in UBTH and in Nigeria.
“He is thorough in his approach to issues, most especially golf. Even his work schedule could not deprive him of playing competitive golf tournaments in the club.
“Golfers from Ibori Golf and Country Club (IGCC), Asaba; Shell Golf Club, Warri; IBB Golf and Country Club, Abuja; Ikoyi Golf Club, Lagos; Benin Club Golf Section (BCGS), Edo and many more are featuring at the event.”