Saidu Wins 2017 NB Jaji Golf Championship


    *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
    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 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.


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