*More females, girls to be encouraged to turn Pro
Recently formed Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (LPGA) on Thursday received a significant boost as it signed a memorandum of understanding with Ojay’s Travels and Tours limited, aimed at the development of the game among the ladies.
Chairman, Board of Trustees of LPGA, Chief Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, who is the former Governor of Enugu state and former Chairman of People’s Democratic Party signed on behalf of the Ladies Association while Managing Partner, Ojay’s Travels and Tour limited , Hans Omang, signed on behalf of the company.
Speaking at the signing, the former Governor of Enugu State described the event as symbolic. He said it took Nigeria, 57 years to realise the formation of Professional Ladies Golfers Association when some countries in Africa, especially South Africa have become a force to reckon with.
The former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, said though Nigeria have Golf Clubs everywhere across the federation as well as plenty of amateur Golfers both men and women, the number of professional ladies are very few.
He thanked the current and the only Professional ladies golfer in Nigeria, Uloma Mbuko, for projecting the image of the country at home and abroad, canvassing for the country support for her as she tried to match on in her career. He however urged her to see that more ladies are helped to become professional.
Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo commended the management of Ojay’s Travels and tours limited for believing in the development of ladies in Nigeria.
The Managing Partner of the Limited, Hans Omang, who was accompanied to the signing ceremony by the Operations Manager, Buchi Mogbogu and Marketing and Sales Officer, Chidera Emene, said the company is ready to support the Association in whatever form. He said the company has been eager to associate with any Association that is targeting youth development.
In their separate address, the General Manager, lBB international Golf and Country Club, Abuja, Ado Gonji and the Nigeria’s number lady professional Golfer, Uloma Mbuko believed the sky is the limit for the Association as more girls are eager to become professional golfers.