By Albert Akota
The Nigerian golf community has been assured of an excellent organization of this year’s Nigeria Ladies Open Golf Championship which holds next month at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja.
Chairperson of the championship’s Organising Committee, Julie Okah-Donli, who is the Director General, National Agency for the Prohibition of the Trafficking In Persons, NAPTIP, gave the assurance during the unveiling of the championship’s logo in Abuja.
In a release by Kayode Adeniyi, Media & Publicity it noted that Okah-Donli, who was assisted during the unveiling by the President of Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN), Ekanem Ekwueme and other members of the championship’s Organising Committee, said the members should see the assignment as one to showcase Nigeria as one of the best sporting nations.
“We all know that amateur golfers from Europe, as well as the Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Africa, are coming to participate in this championship. But we are not only to showcase our organisational abilities to host a successful event but to prove to them that Nigeria has what it takes to lead Africa.’’
While saying she and other members of the Committee were ready to deliver a perfect championship, NAPTIP Director-General urged LGAN to give maximum support to the Committee so as to achieve 100 percent success before, during and after the Championship.
“Let me thank the LGAN President, Mrs Ekanem Ekwueme, and other Executive Committee members of the Association for finding us worthy by giving us the task of organising the 2019 edition of the Championship.
“We however seek their cooperation and support towards delivering a memorable Championship in history,’’ Okah-Donli pleaded.
Responding, the LGAN President, Ekanem Ekwueme, promised the Organising Committee members of the Executive Committee’s unflinching support towards setting a record in organising the best Nigeria Ladies Open Golf championship.
“Your appointment is based on your qualities and abilities to excel, as well as your commitment to the game of golf and the country. So, we know why you were chosen, and we believe that success is your goal,’’ Ekwueme said.
She urged the Committee to involve well-meaning Nigerians through courtesy visits and an awareness campaign.
The LGAN president also advised the Committee to seek financial support which would assist it during the preparation and organisation of the job, saying “all that starts well must end well’’.
Highlights of the logo unveiling ceremony included the adorning of the Committee Chairperson with the LGAN jacket and presentation of LGAN key holder which symbolises the tee-off of the Championship.