Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has called on the Federal Government to exploit the economic potentials of golf as a sport that can help the country earn foreign exchange as well as improve tourism, leisure and business.
Lalong made this known at the First Nigeria Golf Federation Summit for Captains of Golf Clubs holding in Abuja. He said those who are into the game of golf can testify of its unique opportunities for recreation, health and well-being, and networking among others which are of huge benefits.
The Governor reiterated the powerful role golf plays in any society, citing that this year Plateau state had the honour of having former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon commission the redesigned and improved Rayfield Golf course which has now been transformed from a brown to a green.
Lalong also boasted of his effort of continuous work on the Lamingo Golf course and also supporting the development of other Golf courses such as the Rhino, NIPSS among others.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare assured that the Federal Government will continue to work at improving sporting activities including golf which he said was a unique sport with global recognition, fortune and fame.