Golf: Otukpo ladies open, Mark charges Women to promote the game
President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has charged women across the country to help promote sports in all ramification as the needed ingredient for peace and unity.
Senator Mark opined that women as the builders of homes have the twin advantages of moulding the characters of the young ones as well as promoting healthy competitions saying they hold the sustenance of the society.
Speaking at the tee-off of the 2nd edition of Otukpo Ladies Open golf tournament in Benue State yesterday, Sen. Mark said women are the pillars of every family have the capacity to correct societal ills through sports development.
He was pleased about the tournament which he said has improved over the years, pointing out that ” more female golfers now participate in the annual tournament which serves as impetus for women empowerment and growth in our society.”
According to him: “You are up for a serious task as mothers and builders of homes. It is really challenging but with dedication and commitments, you will surely attain greater heights.”
Earlier, the Lady Captain, Otukpo Gold and Country Club, Mrs. Helen Mark thanked the participants at the tournament just as he urged them to play by the rules of the game .
She pointed out that the Otukpo Golf and County Club has produced more female golfers who are now doing well in national and international competitions.
She explained that the golf club now runs a golf academy which is already producing fruits with young and talented golfers saying ” as potential mothers , join me to thank the founder and financial of the academy (Sen. Mark) who is nurturing our children for a greater tomorrow “.
Mrs. Mark called on other well meaning Nigerians to join the the struggle to liberate our women and make them partakers in the onerous task of building a better Nigeria.
Also speaking, the Wives of Benue and Kogi State governors; Yemisi Suswam and Halima Wada praised the host (Mrs. Mark ) stressing that the project is geared towards empowering Nigerian women through the game of golf .
The duo pledged their support to the development of woman folks in our society through sports such as golf.
Top golfers participating in this year's tournament includes Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria President, Mrs. Meg Attoh, Faith Baya, Teryila Aganyi, Helen Ayo and President of Nigerian Golf Federation, Dr. Peter Deshi among others.
Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate
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