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NBL Commends Military Over Boko-Haram Fight

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gabriel John,


Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kaduna Branch, has commended the Nigerian Military over the recent successes recorded in combating insurgency in the North-East, saying that industrial production is gradually being restored in the affected areas.

Speaking with pressmen shortly after the end of the Golf tournament in NDA Kaduna, the Breweries Manager, Adebolu Obawole, said the huge effort of the Nigerian military in defending Nigerians’ sovereignty through protection of lives and properties during this challenging period, is highly commendable.

According to him, Golf tournament provides opportunity to exercise bond and enjoy good time together, adding that sports remains a very strong unifying force the world over.

“This is why Nigerian Breweries will continue to sponsor the NDA Golf event in order to promote the spirit of togetherness associated with it.”

He urged those who participated and won various prizes to remember that the joy is even more in friendship and participation than mere wining.

At the end of the 2015 NDA Open Golf Tournament, held at NDA Golf Club, Kaduna, Ahmed Abdulahi of Zaria Golf club scored the best gross of 144 to win the 2015 NDA Open Golf Tournament, Yakubu Abdullahi of IBB Golf Club emerged runners up with 151 gross while Abdullullahi Shehu of Zaria Golf Club came second runners up with 152 gross.

Amina Wilfred of IBB golf club Abuja hit 171 gross to win the female category beating Racheal Danjuma of the Jaji golf club, who scored 189 gross to place second. Vera David of Zaria golf club won the best Nett with 143 net beating club mate Justina Gideon with 151 net to second position. Rachel Danjuma of OSIGC also won the ladies longest drive.

Aminu Mohammed of BGC scored 154 to win best gross in category II (handicap 10 – 18) beating RGC’s Matthew Pam with 157gross. Mohammed Imran of BGC won the best nett of the category with 126 beating NDA’s Joel Joseph with 135.

The veterans’ category was won by Adamu Yusuf of Zaria golf club who scored 166 gross to beat KGC’s Frank Onotu who scored 189 gross. Tanimu Garba of Zaria golf club scored 153 to emerge the best nett beating C. Maciano of Kaduna golf club who scored 158 nett.

Speaking at the presentation, Brewery Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Kaduna, Mr Adebolu Obawole said NB Plc, that sponsored the tournament, had a strong friendship and partnership with the NDA Golf Club and the Armed Forces Command as part of its corporate social responsibility to its neighboring communities.

He said the company, which produce about 58 products in its 11 brewery locations across the country including two in Kaduna, had in its 51 years of existence gave back to the society in the areas of education, health, water supply, agriculture and sports among others.

“In spite of all the socio-economic challenges we have continued to put in our very best to steer the company to great operational excellence. Through our corporate social responsibility platform, we keep close touch with key stakeholders like you. Our corporate social responsibility agenda is designed to positively impact our society and touch various aspects of our community life giving back to the society.

Responding the Deputy Commandant of NDA Air Vice E.C Okoye who stood in for the commandant expressed appreciation to the Nigeria Breweries Plc for sponsoring the tournament while requesting the company to look into supporting the work aimed at improving the facilities at the club.