The Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), was officially unveiled at the Kaduna Golf Club Invitational Tournament last Saturday. The event was solely sponsored by Pinnacle Investment Group, whose Chairman is Lucky Omoluwa, an astute businessman and international investor. The event attracted numerous investors and corporate big wigs into the state.
Omoluwa incidentally has a long history that revolves around the game of golf in the state.
He came to Kaduna in 1972, as a professional golfer, and through his efforts, golf courses in Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, Command and Staff College, Jaji, and the Cantonment Golf Club in Minna, were all constructed.
In his desire to increase the awareness of the game in Kaduna and make the game accessible to more people, he provided free golf kits to many intended players. Omoluwa’s sponsorship of the tournament was seen by all, as an indication of the return to the glorious days of the sport in the state.
In his speech, Omoluwa praised the foresight of the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir-el Rufai in establishing KADIPA and is confident that with him at the helm of affairs, the state would surely experience development and growth.
He assured the people of his firm commitment to partner the state in its development goals and agenda and also assist in staging golf tournaments as a vehicle of attracting Investors to the State and stimulate growth and development.
The businessman was of the firm view that golf can do so much for business and investment in the State, and there will be need for all hands to be on deck to support the good policies of the governor.
In closing, el Rufai, who is also a golfer, remarked, “I am delighted to see my brother, Lucky is back, after going outside to make fortunes. I am just coming from Paris where I held talks with officials of Peugeot and I can assure you Peugeot is coming back to Kaduna, and with the person of Lucky coming back to Kaduna, I am sure our investment can only hit the top in a very short time. I know Lucky very well and I know what he can do.”