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.

Paul Mumeh
Chief Press Secretary to the President of the Senate

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