The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai has stated that golf game is another form of military training that could help the Nigerian army personnel in tackling the current insecurity challenges in the country.
Mr Buratai made the statment on Saturday at the commissioning of remodelled Rhino Golf Club, 3 Division of the Nigeria Army, Jos in Plateau State.
The COAS who said that soldiers’ fitness could be fully kept through regular play of golf added that it also adds value of patience among soldiers and self-improvement in the discharge of military activities.
The COAS who was represented by Major John Malu, Commander, Corps Engineers called on men and officers of the military to fully take part in golf game.
He said, “The game of golf is all about ethics and tradition just as the Nigeria Army. It is a game that brings people of all works of life together.
“I always tell people that no game can surpass golf because the game has nothing to do with age.”
Buratai stated that it was in realisation of the importance of golf that he recently directed the establishment of Eagle Golf Course in Musa Yar’adua Barracks in Abuja so as to encourage Nigerian Army officers to register as members.
The army general however commended the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major Gen. Nuhu Angbazo for his commitment towards the renovation of Rhino Golf Course which could stand among the best in the country.
“I commend all efforts in rehabilitating and renovating the golf course.
“This will further encourage golfers in and around the state and the country in general to always come for kitties and tournaments,” he added.
Responding on the development, Major Gen Angbazo said that the renovation and remodelling of the golf club was made possible by COAS who did not only approve it but also made available the funds.
The GOC further said that since the resuscitation of the Rhino Golf Club, the number of members has been on the increase.
He said that he recently joined the league of golfers and had been practising regularly and wish to continue till attain zero handicap.
Angbazo commended the Major Gen. Oluwaseun Oshinowo (retd), Captain of Rhino Golf Club for his untiring efforts at ensuring that the club is kept alive.