*NB Plc holds Golf clinic, vows sponsorship despite economic hardship
Aminu Saidu of Zaria Golf Club on Saturday emerged winner of the
Nigerian Breweries 2017 Jaji Golf Tournament.
Saidu who played in the men’s category 0-14 emerged Best Nett over 18 holes
with 64 points.
Babanja E. of Ola Sa’ad Golf Club with 71 points emerged runner up, while Sergeant Abubakar also of Ola Sa’ad Golf club with 77 points
emerged second runner up.
Abdullahi Mamman and Alhassan of Ola Sa’ad Golf club with 74 and 78 points respectively emerged Best Gross and Runner Up Gross.
Speaking at the presentation of awards the Brewery Manager Kakuri
Branch Kaduna, Mr.Abbey Ajayi said ‘’Nigerian Brewery as one of the
most capitalized company quoted on Nigerian Stock Exchange has a
strong relation with the arm forces, and as a company we will not
relent in the sponsorship of the tournament in Jaji.
‘’Nigerian Breweries Plc as you all know, is the foremost brewery in
Nigeria with eight brewery locations in Lagos, Aba, Kaduna (Kakuri &
Kudenda), Ibadan, Enugu, Ota, and Onitsha. It is one of the most
capitalized Company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE),” he said.
According to him, ‘’Nigerian Breweries as a company, has developed
strong friendship and partnership with the Armed Forces Command and
Staff College (AFCSC) and the Jaji Golf Club for the greater part of
our 50 years of Brewing operational excellence in Kaduna.’
‘’In spite of all the economic challenges we have continued to put in
our very best to steer the company to great operational excellence.
Through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, and also
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 of this great country 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 times 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,” he said.
On Nigeria’s Unity, he said sports remains a strong unifying force
the world over and by their sponsorship of golfing events like this, they
have enjoyed the friendship, and the spirit of togetherness associated
‘’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 is very important for the Nigerian military since it will
keep the military personnel fit all the times.
Also speaking, the Captain of Ola Sa’ad Golf Club, Colonel Nicholas
Ashinze said ‘’ the Nigerian Breweries 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 Nigerian Breweries Golf Clinic which started by 7am lasted
till 4pm had hundreds of intending golfers from the Nigerian Defence
Academy, bankers, brewery staff, and businessmen, among others who
trooped to the Ola Sa’ad Golf Club for learning.