Insecurity: Mark Harps On Sports Development As Panacea



President of the , Senator David Mark has again canvassed that sports development across the federation where all sections of the country would participate  a friendly atmosphere could be the channel and  indeed a panacea to the unabating security challenges facing the nation .

Speaking at the 5th edition of Governor Gabriel Suswam Pro-Am Golf competition held Otukpo Golf and Country Club, St. Mark, Akpegede during the weekend, Senator Mark said it not a mistake that God created Nigeria with various ethnic and religious groups adding that the diversity should be exploited for good .

He stressed that security of lives and property is a major component of the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan administration saying “with the various sporting activities, be it Golf, football, basketball, hockey, tennis and many others, our security challenges would be addressed and unity of purpose becomes the order of the day.

“We are determined to double our efforts this year, this is the first golf tournament the country’s golf tournament calendar, Governor Gabriel Suswam Pro-Am Golf championship. We will continue to build many other platforms where Nigerians would be able to interact and live peace and harmony with another”,

Senator Mark however called on the Federal Ministry of Sports and its counterparts across the 36 States of the Federation to join in the task of growing the spirit of love, peace and good neighbourliness  through sports development.

Earlier, the Governor of Benue State, Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam who represented by his Deputy, Steve Lawani commended the President of the for his commitment to the game of golf and other sports, assuring that the State government will not compromise in its resolve to develop talents and encourage sports in all parts of the State.

He promised that the State government will  continue to improve on future tournaments in order  to elevate the competition to international standards.

Amos Korblah, the defending Champion again won this year’s 5th edition of Governor Gabriel Suswam Pro-Am Golf championship with a whopping sum of Million and Eighty Thousand  only  and a trophy while Wilfred Amina won the female category of the tournament.

 

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