Runsewe lauds Irabor after Armed Forces golf tourney


President, Nigeria Golf Federation, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has lauded the Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor for approving the partnership between the Defence Headquarters and the federation, after the collaboration led to the organisation of the 2023 Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Golf Tournament, which held between January 12 and 13 at the TYB Golf and Country Club, Mambilla Barracks, Abuja.

Runsewe said the partnership with the Chief of Defence Staff would open up a new strategy of empowering Nigerians, particularly the professionals.
“If we get four more CDS strategies for this type of brand the entire Nigerian golfing community will be busy throughout the year. That is how they do it abroad. The NGF wants to make the difference this time,” Runsewe said.

Irabor, who was represented by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amao, performed the ceremonial tee off at the event.

The tournament entry list was made up of over 250 golfers, including professionals, amateur players, ladies, CEOs and members of the security organisations.

Amao noted that the tournament was important to the Armed Forces as it afforded the military to remember its fallen heroes that paid the supreme prize as well as those still alive and contributing to making the country safer.

“The essence of the kitty is to also be able to generate small funds for those that are still living to assist them and also tell the nation that in as much as we are fighting war, we also keep fit in the course of fighting war,” Amao said.

He lauded the involvement of NGF for staging the maiden Armed Forces and Remembrance Day Golf kitty.