The tournament, which will bring together some of Nigeria’s finest golfers both at the amateur and the professional levels in the male and the female categories, will take place at the Ibadan Golf Club, Onireke Reservation Area, Ibadan.
Speaking on the event, captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Mr. Akin Funmilayo,expressed his gratitude to the Management of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc,for staying true to its promise of sponsoring the tournament on an annual basis.
He was optimistic that this year’s tournament will be far thrilling and exciting than the last edition and enjoined all golf enthusiasts across the country to make the ancient city the converging point during the 3-day tournament.
According to him, “Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, has consistently been leading the pack amongst insurance companies in the country in promoting sporting activities at all levels and urged more participation from other corporate organisations in advancing the game of golf and other sports in order to further enhance the human capacity in the burgeoning sports industry in the country.
He said the intervention of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc in sports development in Nigeria and beyond, cannot be undermined in any regard.
Also Managing Director/CEO of Sovereign Trust, Mr. Olaotan Soyinka, stated that the gesture is a further indication of the company’s commitment to the development of sports in the country.
In his words, “we are resolute in our commitment to the ideals of promoting development in all areas of human endeavours as much as we can accommodate, which explains why our corporate Social Responsibility philosophy is hinged on Health, Sports and the Community, and these to us, is all-encompassing.”
Speaking in the same vein, Sovereign Trust spokesperson and Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management, Mr. Segun Bankole, said the underwriting firm will not relent in any way in giving back to the society through different sporting and social platforms of this nature in reinforcing its corporate social responsibility stance in line with its corporate philosophy. He further said that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure a successful and entertaining tournament.