The head of the planning committee for the annual Nigerian Cup, a golf competition designed by the golf section of Ikoyi Club to celebrate the nation’s independence, Dr. Mickeson Okoro who doubles as the vice captain of the club, has commended Polaris Bank for its huge support towards this year’s edition. The LOC boss who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at Ibadan Golf Club (IGC) during the weekend allayed fears surrounding the hosting of one of the biggest golf tournaments at the foremost Ikoyi Club saying all is set towards hosting the event on October 1st this year. “A lot of people believe we might not have the annual event this year because of the pandemic outbreak, but I said no, that is not in tandem with the spirit of my doing things, as far as I am concerned, we’re going to have the Nigerian Cup, and I’m bold to say that Polaris bank has supported the tournament with N20m”, said Okoro.
He added that the financial institution must be commended for such gesture in this very hard season when most potential sponsors are being evasive due to the negative impact of the pandemic on the economy. “Credit goes to Polaris for being supportive at this crucial time that most potential sponsors are running away. It takes lot of courage for any corporate outfit to do what they’ve done for the golfing community”. Okoro assured that the tournament would as usual be exciting with all the razzmatazz and best golfing experiences associated with it. “We’re going to adhere strictly to the established protocols of the Nigeria Center for Diseases Control (NCDC) as regards Covid-19 during the tournament but it will not take the shine off the tournament,” the real estate guru assured.