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Kogi Set To Curb Students Unrest Through Golf

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 12:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Kogi State Golf Association has proposed a 9-hole golf course to be located at the State’s University campus, Anyangba.

Kogi State Golf Association chairman, Emmanuel Bako, said during the week that locating the golf course at the university community was primarily to get students involved in the game and also to curb unrest on campus.

According to him, “The association deemed it necessary to have the first golf course in the state at the state’s university campus in Anyangba, because we want the students to get involved in the game.

“It will be introduced into the school’s curriculum as it is done in the United States.

“Another reason is to curb the nefarious activities of students on campus. The students most times think of vices and become restive when they have nothing to do.

“But when they are engaged with sports as golf where you have to play for hours you don’t think evil, you think positively and develop a much disciplined mind.”

He added that a golf course in Anyagba would be ideal to the people as it is Kogi State’s most central town and could be easily accessed from the state capital, Lokoja.

The Chairman, playing handicap 7 after 21 years on the course said that he was happy Kogi State would be having the first-ever golf course even as the out-going Governor, Wada Idris, is an active golfer playing handicap 12.

On the challenges to achieve this lofty project, Bako said, “The Association is starting from nothing in golf in the State. So, we want to partner with the State University that has given us land, companies like Dangote, Obajana Cement among others. It is going to be public, private partnership.

“We are also talking with some individuals too, like the Vice Chancelor of the State University, Professor Isah Abdullahi, and a lot of other personalities to enable us raise the funds needed for the construction,” he concluded.

However, the golf course estimated between N50-60 million is expected to be ready for use by September 2015.