By; AMINA ABEBI, Kaduna
The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture and President, Nigeria Golf Federation, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has commended Governor Ganduja of Kano State for refuting an online media report that Kano Golf course has been revoked by the State Government.
Reacting to a statement by the Kano State Commissioner of Information and Internal Affairs, Malam Muhammad Garba debunking the online report, Runsewe said that development has come as a cheering news to the golfing community in Nigeria.
Runsewe stated that the Nigerian golfing community was apprehensive upon reading the fake news from the online media because of the strategic position of Kano Golf Course as one of the oldest in Nigeria and in West Africa.
He said that the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), the Nigeria golfers and the golfing world are excited by the swift response of the Kano State Government, debunking the fake online report.
“On behalf of the golfing community in Nigeria, I salute the courage and statesmanship of His Excellency as exhibited in taking this bold decision”.
While stating that the NGF and the Nigerian golfing community are grateful to His Excellency, he assured that golfers in Kano will continue to operate within the ambit of the laws of the land.
“As the President of the NGF, I will continuously ensure that all Golf Clubs in Nigeria play according to the laws of the land as we work together to reposition golf as frontline game and as a serious economic venture that can contribute significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Runsewe concluded”.