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Chuks Udo Okonta
Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is set to host the 4th eponymous Open Golf Tournament, billed for March 11-13, 2016 at the Ibadan Golf Club on Onireke Reservation Area, Ibadan.
The tournament will bring together some of the country’s finest golfers both at the Amateur and the professional levels in the male and the female categories of the competition.
The captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Akin Funmilayo, who expressed his gratitude to the Management of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc for staying true to its promise of sponsoring the tournament on an annual basis, 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 and beyond 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 social platforms 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.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Olaotan Soyinka stated that “the gesture is a further indication of the company’s affirmed commitment to the development of sports in 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,” he said.
Just recently, Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc played host to the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938 when it hosted the 7TH edition of the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc Annual Table Tennis Competition in the Table Tennis Section of the Club.