By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has described the attainment of the Kaduna Golf Club to 100 years of existence as remarkable.
The Emir expressed this when Kaduna Golf Club Captain, Engr. Aminu Bagudu Ibrahim led the management team on a courtesy call to the Emir’s palace on Monday May 24, 2021.
“We are delighted by your presence. The 100 years anniversary of the Kaduna Golf Club 1921 is remarkable and we might think of joining. I am in my middle age now, by next two weeks I will be 55,” he said.
He congratulated the club for achieving the feat and prayed for the game of golf to be developed to highest level.
He said though they say polo is a game of kings, most kings now have shifted to golf because it is healthier.
“I believe the game is very interesting. My elder brother of blessed memory used to live close to IBB Golf course in Abuja and by 2pm daily, you will see him playing and he remained healthy until his death even though he advanced in age,” he said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Captain of Kaduna Golf Club, Engineer Ibrahim said that they were there to felicitate with the emir.
“On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Trustees, His Highness, The Emir of Birnin Gwari and the entire Management Committee of KGC1921, We say thank you for the opportunity to felicitate with you.
“We are here primarily to felicitate with you and pledge our allegiance to your throne as the 19th Emir of one of the highest emirates in the country.
“We are also here to inform you that as your subject, we are ever ready to identify and work towards the promotion of your leadership for the good of the common people you lead,” he said.
He said that as a sporting club, they contribute to the general wellbeing of His subjects.
“Today golfing as a sport has become part and parcel of all society in the world, to the extent that Emirs across the North are not only supporting the game of golf but playing.
“To mention a few, the emir of Kazaure, Dutse, Zangon Kataf, Suleija and back home here his Highness the Emir of Birnin Gwari who is the Chairman of Trustees of Kaduna Golf club are playing members,” he added.
Kaduna Golf Club captain said that part of their mission is to also offer his Royal Highness the unique opportunity to join his royal colleagues to support the game of Golf in the country so that they can have a tournament annually in his honor as others have instituted.
“We will be delighted to work with your staff at the emirate to come up with a proper and befitting tournament in your Name.
“I will like to Once again congratulate your Highness on your appointment and be assured we stand solidly in your support whenever you need it,” he said.