Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe has said plans are in top gear to ensure a groundbreaking cultural golf tournament is staged which promises to be the first of its kind in history.
He revealed this at the recently concluded womenâ€™s golf day held at the IBB International Golf Club, Abuja.
Runsewe told a vast array of women golfers who turned up to mark the occasion promising to make the proposed cultural golf tourney a truly Nigerian cultural platform where all kits of the golfers shall be made in Nigeria.
He announced that, “Our fabric is our pride; we are going to make all the golfers dress in our local textile outfit during the tournamentâ€
He added, “My vision is that any culture approach we initiate should result in creation of jobs for Nigerians. Culture is all about sports and we need all these in our upcoming events.”
Runsewe said he had done a research recently and discovered that, if Manchester united, Chelsea and Arsenal play today, they would not make one-third of the appearance fee of the renowned golfer, Tiger woods. He further stated that golf is the biggest network in the world going by the huge benefits it can bring to the economy of both the developed and the developing nations.
“It’s a game that ensures oneâ€™s body chemistry is actively alive when playing, worries are forgotten on the courseâ€. He enthused while thanking the organisers for taking the game to the next level saying but for the lady golfers, “what we are still enjoying here would have been difficult, that is why I never take your support for granted.”
As part of activities for the occasion, some beautifully made souvenirs were donated to support the event by the NCAC DG which included, ipad bags made in adire material, the customised pin crest of the council and some children school bags made of Nigerian fabrics as well.