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Chuks Udo Okonta
Sovereign Trust Insurance (STI) Plc is set to host the 7th edition of the Open Golf Tournament in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State.
A statement from the company noted that the event is scheduled to hold from March 22 – 24, 2019, at the Ibadan Golf Club, Onireke Reservation Area, Ibadan, Oyo State, adding that the 3-day tournament is expected to bring together some of the country’s top golfers from different Golf Clubs in the country both at the Amateur and Professional levels in the male and female categories to be competed for.
The captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Olumide Oyediran, expressed great appreciation to the Management of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc for staying true to its promise of sponsoring the tournament on an annual basis.
He said he is very optimistic that this year’s tournament will be far thrilling and exciting than the last edition. He enjoined all golf enthusiasts across the country to make the ancient city the converging point during the 3-day tournament.
According to him, “Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has consistently been leading the pack amongst insurance companies in the country in promoting sporting activities at all levels and urged more participation from other corporate organizations in advancing the game of golf and other sports in order to further enhance the human capacity in the burgeoning sports industry in the country.”
He stated that the intervention of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc in sports development in Nigeria cannot be undermined in any regard.
The company’s spokesperson and Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management, Segun Bankole, said the underwriting firm will not relent in any way in giving back to the society through different sporting and recreationalplatforms of this nature in reinforcing its corporate social responsibility stance in line with its corporate philosophy. He further mentioned that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure a successful and entertaining tournament.
While commenting the Managing Director/CEO, Olaotan Soyinka, stated that “the gesture is a further indication of the company’s affirmed commitment to the development of sportsin the country.
“We are resolute in our commitment to the ideals of promoting development in all areas of human endeavours as much as we can accommodate, which explains why our CSR philosophy is hinged on Health, Sports and the Community, and these to us, is all-encompassing.”
Just recently, Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was voted the CSR Company of the year for 2018 while the MD/CEO was also voted the Insurance Man of the Year in the same year by an online Pension and Insurance media organisation based on electronic voting by members of the public.