February 4, 2023

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Footage: Golf Champions emerge as curtains fall on CBN Governor’s Cup 


The 2022 version of Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) Governor’s Cup held in Abuja on Saturday November ended with general winner and others rising in numerous classes.

The annual golf competitors staged contained in the IBB Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership, Abuja, witnessed intense competitors by no fewer than 200 individuals.

On the finish, a banker Isaiah Okonofua from one of many new technology banks emerged as general winner.

The elated Okonofua, performed in handicap 14 with a gross rating of 81 and a web of 67.

Talking thereafter, Okonofua who devoted his victory to God stated he sustained unusual focus and dedication whereas taking part in all through the length of the encounter regardless of preliminary glitches.

He stated, “It was not straightforward prevailing ultimately. I used to be inspired to go all the way in which from begin to end. It was a significant problem not taking part in all the time as a result of every time I come again from wherever I’ve travelled to, it’s like beginning once more. The sport of golf wants you to be constant, in any other case you may be left behind.

“I thank CBN the organisers for offering this chance for us.”

Within the males gross, Mohammed Suleiman taking part in off handicap 4 with a web of 79 emerged as winner. The runner-up on this class Julius Fadairo who performed with a handicap of seven to completed with a web of 85.

V.O Adedipe gained the boys’s division 1 (handicap 0-10) class after taking part in from the 9 handicap with 81 gross and a formidable 72 web. It was S.O. Sanya who completed as first runner-up on this class taking part in off handicap 6 with 81 gross and 75 web.

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For the CBN Employees class, R. Uje-Eje, taking part in off handicap 30 with a gross rating of 90 and web 69 emerged winner. His colleague, Ok. Uwokike, settled for the runner up place having performed off handicap 24 with a gross rating of 100 and web of 76.

There have been additionally costs for greatest veteran women, veteran males, CBN retired workers, CBN visitor, CBN workers amongst others.

Speaking concerning the essence of the competitors, the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, represented by apex financial institution’s Deputy Governor, Company Providers, Mr. Edward Adamu, stated CBN has repeatedly assist the event of assorted sports activities together with Soccer, Tennis, Golf, amongst others through the years.

The CBN boss stated partnering with IBB Worldwide Golf & Nation Membership has offered a platform the place workers and different golf fanatics discover regular expression within the sport in its fifteenth yr.

He stated, “From the primary version in 2007, the event has helped to strengthen the spirit of friendship and interplay amongst individuals and organisers thereby creating an environment of rest and recreation amongst golfers. This competitors additionally supplies the Financial institution an essential suggestions alternative from golfers and elite members of the general public on the insurance policies and initiatives of the CBN with consideration on how they affect on nationwide economic system and common progress of the nation. 

“The Financial institution has proven consistency in its effort to advertise the sport of golf and different sports activities within the nation. This gesture has had a exceptional affect on sportsmen and the youth of our society on the whole, particularly on this season of a world pandemic. Nevertheless, it is very important state that the Financial institution has sustained its sponsorship of competitions in different sports activities such because the annual All Monetary Establishments Soccer Competitors, the CBN Senior Open Tennis Championship and the CBN Junior Tennis Match.  

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“The camaraderie and spirit of sportsmanship displayed by individuals throughout this event has certainly been satisfying. This underscores your large love for the sport.”

He used the chance to clarify that the latest redesigning of N200, N500 and N1,000 banknotes by President Muhammadu Buhari was a key operate of the CBN, as enshrined in Part 2 (b) of the CBN Act 2007, including, “Certainly, the integrity of an area authorized tender, the effectivity of its provide, in addition to its efficacy within the conduct of financial coverage are among the hallmarks of an amazing Central Financial institution.

“The CBN stays dedicated to sustaining extra people-centered insurance policies that may affect numerous sectors of the economic system, thereby leading to job and wealth creation to advertise inclusive progress.

“We imagine that redesigning the present N200, N500 and N1,000 banknotes which can stop to be authorized tender on January 31, 2022, will definitely cut back the price of money administration; cut back quantity of money in circulation; disrupt counterfeiting actions and improve adoption of digital/digital transaction channels. 

“I wish to use this chance to reassure the general public that the CBN would proceed to watch each the monetary system and the economic system on the whole, and all the time act in good religion for the achievement of the Financial institution’s aims and the betterment of the nation.”

On his half, the Captain IBB Worldwide Golf and Nation Membership, Mike Ekoja,  expressed his appreciation to CBN for his or her dedication, including that the membership was delighted to be related to the status event.

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