Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasri El.Rufai, has disclosed that the game of golf has helped grow over $500 million investment in the state.
While teeing off the 1st Kadinvest Pro Am International golf event at the Kaduna Golf Club yesterday, El-Rufai, equally an ardent golfer, did not hide his joyful feelings that such huge number of golfers, close to 600, from across Nigeria and seven West African countries, could besiege Kaduna for a golf tourney.
He said he would ensure total safety of the golfers and that the event would grow larger in every month of April.
Governor El-Rufai said: “When we said we were going to make Kaduna great again, we were looking at the number of investors we could bring to our state.
We introduced the Kadinvest golf tourney to attract investors. This is paying off and I personally thank our sponsor, Sir Lucky Omoluwa of Pinnacle Communications, a man I usually refer to as our son, even though he is from Delta State.”
Before performing the teeing off ceremony, Governor El-Rufai entered into a closed session with the management of the Club headed by its Captain, Col. Ibrahim Biu, where he promised he would help achieve great dreams of the Club.
The Clubs Board of Trustees Chairman and Emir of Birnin Gwari, Mallam Maigwari, was among those in the closed session.
Thereafter, the Governor inspected the total refurbishment of the Club mainly financed by Sir Lucky Omoluwa of Pinnacle Communications.