The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division, Nigerian Army, who doubles as the patron of Tiger Golf Club (TGC), Major General K.I Abdulkarim, has lauded the management of BOVAS and Company Ltd for sponsoring the maiden edition of BOVAS invitational golf tournament.
Golfers from different clubs across the country participated in the one-day tournament.
Abdulkarim noted that golf is attracting impressive patronage from corporate bodies in Nigeria as the sport has grown in leaps and bounds through innovations.
He added that the game promotes a healthy and competitive culture as well as fostering the spirit of sportmanship amongst participants.
“I wish to congratulate and appreciate BOVAS and Company Ltd, sponsors of this tournament for their immense contributions towards the growth of the game in general and for the generous support to the Tiger Golf Club in particular.
“TGC has continued to attract large patronage from far and near, it is therefore my earnest belief that BOVAS will continue with their sponsorship of this tournament.
“I understand that as the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, I am also the Patron of TGC, the huge responsibilities of this position are clear to me. In this regard, I assure you all that 2 Division will continue to support and promote initiatives that will promote the game of golf and the sustenance of a conducive atmosphere for its advancement in TGC,” Abdulkarim said.
Meanwhile, in his address, the Captain of the club, Dr John Dongo commended the effort of BOVAS over its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS).
“It is not by coincidence that the club is hosting the first BOVAS invitational golf tournament, when our dear country is in dire need of men, women and organisations that stand for integrity and dedication.
“Over the years, Architect and Mrs Bamidele Samson and the crew at BOVAS and Company Ltd have exhibited these principles to the admiration of all Nigerians,” Dongo noted.
Meanwhile, the tournament was won by the former Captain, Ibadan Golf Club, Prince Bayo Adeleke.