Sapele Athletics Club perhaps the oldest recreational club in Nigeria teed off former Niger Delta Affairs minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe golf tournament recently as part of its centenary celebration.
Immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe (CON) has disclosed that the game of Golf is not only designed for Men of high class alone but for responsible and well respected Men in the society also designed for every lover of PEACE and UNITY. He made this disclosure during the just concluded Orubebe Golf Championship held in Sapele Athletic Club, Delta State.
Orubebe, as he is known, for ensuring that every event in his life is made meaningful by adding Colors and regenerating the intent of the event to better portray the good of Delta State and Nigeria at large. He regarded the game of Golf as a veritable sporting tool that can be used to generate support from International community and also, to foster Unity in Nigeria.
Over the years, it has shown that sporting activities are capable of bringing Nigerians together with one common goal and purpose as it is known that everyone loves winning in the journey of life.
Speaking with Newsmen, Orubebe said “Golf is good for DeepThinkers a game for Reasonable Minds. It is a game for the responsible men and women and it is not only for the rich but for men and women of integrity.” His words highlight the need for people to come together to rethink on how Golf games and other sports can be used to harness the good and development of Delta State.
The Orubebe Tournament came as an historic approach in revitalizing the need for Nigerians to embrace a sound PEACE building process through sports activities. The tournament is a brainchild of Elder Orubebe to also champion a movement to the realization of the potentials in Sapele being the first host to the tournament in terms of development and wooing possible investors who may have attended the tournament as a player of spectator.
Orubebe, during the interactive session with Media Men further emphasized on the vision behind this tournament as it is the First of its kind in the whole of Nigeria where sports development is high needed. The tournament according to Elder Orubebe is to showcase to the world the rich Tourism potentials overflowing in Delta State starting with Sapele where it all began. It is on record that Sapele used to be the home of peace with foreigners and local investors living in harmony; relating to the good old days of AT & P.
As Elder Orubebe has already assured Deltans and the good people of Sapele “this is only the beginning of the restoration of the city of Sapele to her rightful place of glory.” The outcome of the event indicates that Elder Orubebe is not flippant with his mission to restore city by city in Delta State to present the state to the international community as the best place to visit and invest in the coming years.
The highlight of the historic event was the unveiling of HOLE 1 Named after him for his exceptional qualities. Other notable Nigerians present in the event include Dr Deshi President Nigeria Golf Federation & SA to Senate President, Chief Peter Igho of NTA, Dr. Pat Ogboru Uloho, Chief Sunny Okperue, retired Custom Boss, Tex Egbedi (Texen) and Alabo Capt Ben Briggs, former Minister of Aviation.