Abdullahi wins NB Plc Jaji 2016 Open Golf

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By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON, Kaduna.
Ahmed Abdullahi from Zaria Golf Club has emerged winner of the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc Jaji Open Golf Tournament, which ended at the Ola Sa’ad  Golf Club, Jaji on Sunday evening.
He ruled the pole position of Best Gross with 145, while Bawa Umar from Kaduna Golf Club settled for the Runner-up Gross with 51 gross. Racheal Danjuma of the Jaji Golf Club emerged winner of the ladies category after 173 gross, while Amina Winifred of IBB Golf Club was runner-up Gross.
Zaria dominated the veterans’ category as Adamu Yusuf and Yaro Shehu won the Best Gross and Runner-up Gross respectively.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Managing Director of NB Plc, Mr. Nicholaas Vervelde said that as a company they are driven by a philosophy of Winning with Nigeria.
“And for the past 70 years through strategic partnerships like this event we are celebrating today, it shows the special importance we give to such relationship,” he said.
Mr Vervelde who was represented by the Kaduna Brewery Manager, Adebolu Obawole explained that his company has developed strong friendship and partnership with the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) and the Jaji Golf Club for the greater part of their 52 years of Brewing operational excellence in Kaduna.
He noted that in spite of all the economic challenges, they have continued to put in their 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 33 years, Nigerian Breweries Plc as you all know, is the foremost brewery in Nigeria with 11 brewery locations in Lagos, Aba, Kaduna (Kakuri & Kudenda), Ibadan, Enugu, Ota, Ijebu-Ode, Makurdi, and Onitsha.
“We are the second most capitalized Company quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
“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 better every year. This tournament offers us a unique opportunity to exercise, bond and enjoy good times together.  As we compete for the prizes, I urge you to strive hard to win and for some of us that may not win, remember that the joy is even more in the participation and the friendship that comes with it,” he said.
Speaking further, the Brewery Manager said that his company in no small way appreciates the huge efforts of the Nigerian Military in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty and the protection of lives and property in the country, especially at these challenging times.
“We salute you the Armed Forces Command Staff College (AFCSC) for training the very best in our country and Africa.” He stressed.

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