Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called on the private sector to invest in Golf insisting that it is money-spinner if well managed.
He said this after performing the ceremonial tee off of the FCT Classic on the 2018 West Africa Golf Tour at IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja on Thursday.
“The West Africa Golf Tour speaks for the commitment that I hold, as the minister of Information and Culture, for the promotion of Nigeria’s rich tourism potentials.
“It showcases Nigeria to the world -our golf courses, natural surroundings and cities as well as our culture, thereby putting Nigeria, West Africa and Africa in the limelight and helping to advance the efforts to improve our image and economy,” he said.
He said country stands to benefit greatly from sporting activities, hence the need for the government and the private sector to tap into the enormous opportunities that golf presents, and to support the West Africa Golf Tour in developing the game.
The ongoing West African Tour attracted golfers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Germany, Zambia and Zimbabwe to battle for a $50,000 combined prize money.