Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, the President of Nigeria Golf Federation, has commended the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje for upholding the status of Kano Club.
This comes after the Kano State Bureau for Land Management reportedly notified the club managers that the title of the club, which was issued on April 6, 1979, had expired on April 6, 2019.
Runsewe, stated that the news caused anxiety within the Nigerian golf community because of the strategic position of the club, which is one of the oldest golf clubs in West Africa.
However the Kano State Government intervened immediately which made the Nigerian golfers and the golf excited.
Reacting to this which was contained a statement by Mallam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner of Information and Internal Affairs, in Kano State, Runsewe said the development is goodnews to the golf community in Nigeria.
“On behalf of the golf community in Nigeria, I salute the courage and statesmanship of His Excellency as exhibited in taking this bold decision.”
Runsewe assured that golfers in Kano would continue to operate within the ambit of the laws of the land.
“As the President of the NGF, I will continuously ensure that all golf clubs in Nigeria play according to the laws of the land as we work together to reposition golf as a frontline game and as a serious economic venture that can contribute significantly to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product”.