Aminu Saidu of Zaria Golf Club on Saturday emerged winner of the Nigerian Breweries Plc 2017 Jaji Golf Championship Tournament.
Saidu who played in the men’s category 0-14 emerged Best Nett 18 holes with 64 points.
Others who played along with him were Barrister Babanja’E of Ola Sa’ad Golf Club with 71 points emerging second runner up, Sergeant Abubakar also of Ola Sa’ad Golf club got 77 point emerged second runner up while Abdullahi Mamman and Alhassan of Ola Sa’ad Golf club with 74 and 78points emerged Best Gross 18 Holes and Runner Up Gross 18 Holes respectively.
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 8 brewery locations in Lagos, Aba, Kaduna (Kakuri and
Kudenda), Ibadan, Enugu, Ota, and Onitsha. It is one of the most capitalized Company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).”
According to him, ‘’Nigerian Breweries as a company, have 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.
On Nigeria’s Unity, he said ‘’Sports remain a strong unifying force the world over and by our sponsorship of golfing events like this, we
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 Africans 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 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 at 7am and lasted till 4pm had hundreds of intending Golfers from Nigerian Defense Academy, Bankers, Brewery staff, and Business men, among others who trooped the Ola Sa’ad Golf Club for learning.