From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Nasarawa State Government has disclosed plans to build a 5 star hotel at Lafia Golf Club to promote sport tourism to boost internally generated revenue of the state.
The permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Barrister Isaac Danladi made the disclosure during Dr Dozie’s Super Kitty held recently at Lafia Golf Club.
Danladi noted that the Lafia Golf Club has the ability to boost Nasarawa’s internal revenue in keeping with Governor Sule’s goal of industrialising and diversifying the state’s economy.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the state administration, led by Governor Abdullahi Sule, is dedicated to growing the sports industry and making it profitable for both youth and adults.
“The government of Governor Sule place high premium on sport, and that is why you can see Nasarawa United, Nasarawa Amazon and other sporting activities are doing well in the state,” he said.
Danladi said the government would not rest on its effort in providing adequate security to reduce the rate of crime and criminality in the state to ensure sports activities thrive in the state.
On his part, Mlanga John, the Captain of Lafia Golf Club, represented by his deputy, Akin Ogidi, said the club is consolidating and surpassing the previous years records.
He promised to partner with the government in every possible way to take sporting activities particularly Golf into enviable position in the state.
The captain applauded Dr Chidozie Adiudkwu for organizing Kitty for Lafia Golf Club, noting that the club appreciated the support received from him while he was in a far away Saudi Arabia.
Speaking in an interview with Journalists, Dr Chidozie Adiudkwu, thanked the members of the club, friends and dignitary saying he would continue to support the club in whatever capacity he could offer.
“Lafia has formed part of me, I felt I should give back, as my friends decided to honour me, and this has created a template for golfers from far and wide who come to Lafia and celebrate with me,” he said.
The Voice reports that prizes were won at the event as Bernard Attah won the best gross, Umar Haruna clinched the best net of of 66.
Meanwhile, in the women category Ruth Marem won the best gross, Dorcas Malle went home with a gross of 67, Tony Effa won the gross of 97, and Sangarin Dedere, Balarebe Muhammad got the gross of 69 respectively.