Nigeria: Aminu Saidu Emerges Winner Of NB Plc’s 2017 Jaji Golf Championship

By Amos Tauna

Aminu Saidu of Zaria Golf Club has emerged winner of the Nigerian Breweries 2017 Jaji Golf Championship Tournament.

Saidu played in the men’s category 0-14 emerged Best Nett 18 holes with 64 points, Barrister Babanja’E of Ola Sa’ad Golf Club with 71  points emerging second runner up.

Sergeant Abubakar also of Ola Sa’ad Golf club with 77 point emerged third runner up while Abdullahi Mamman and Alhassan of Ola Sa’ad Golf club with 74 and 78points emerged Best Gross 18 Holes and Runner Up Gross 18 Holes respectively.

Speaking at the presentation of awards the Brewery Manager, Kakuri Branch, Kaduna, Mr.Abbey Ajayi, said, “through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, we are not relenting in our continuous sponsorship of the Jaji Golf championship which we hold dear to our heart owing to the relationship that we have nurtured for over 36 years.

“What we are witnessing today, is the result of that partnership that we have enjoyed with the Armed Forces over the years, we have once again shown our commitment through our sports sponsorship. The Golf tournament itself has continued to witness positive transformation as it keeps getting bigger and better every year.

“This tournament offers us a unique opportunity to exercise, bond and enjoy good time together.

Our participation this year has added a new dimension as was done in previous editions, by introducing a coaching clinic this year, we aim to encourage new golfers into the game of golfing, by encouraging new people into this exciting sport.”

On Nigeria’s Unity, he observed that sports remain a strong unifying force the world over and by the sponsorship of golfing events, there is friendship, and the spirit of togetherness associated with it.

“Our company, in no small way, appreciates the huge efforts of the Nigerian Military in defending our sovereignty and the protection of lives and properties in this great country, especially at this challenging period. We salute you the Armed Forces Command Staff College, AFCSC, for training the very best in our country and Africa’s best,” he added.

Earlier at the Golf Clinic, the Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Brigadier General Jamiu Saram, commended Nigerian Breweries Plc for the laudable initiative of Golf clinic, stressing that the sport of Golf was very important for Nigerian military and would keep the military personnel fit all the times.

Also speaking the Captain of Ola Sa’ad Golf club, Colonel Nicholas Ashinze said, the company “has been a major supporter of golf in Ola Sa’ad Golf Club, this year’s sponsorship is different with the introduction of Golf Clinic, for us this is very strategic hence it means a future for Golf.”

The Golf Clinic had in attendance hundreds of Golfers from Nigerian Defense Academy, Bankers, Brewery staff, and Business men, among others who trooped the Ola Sa’ad Golf Club for learning.

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