Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has enjoined the private sector to invest more in the state’s tourism potentials.
The Governor made the call while teeing-off at the commemorative golf tournament organised by ‘Friends of Aketi’ to mark his second term inauguration at the Smokin Hills’ Golf resort in Ilara-Mokin.
He said the game of golf is strategic to promoting tourism and showcasing the potentials of the state, particularly to private investors.
The Governor described the Smokin hills golf course as one the greatest landmarks in the state, adding that the game of golf is becoming more popular judging by the number of clubs across the country and particularly, Ondo State.
The Governor was accompanied by the Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, his Chief of Staff, Chief Gbenga Ale, Chairman of the OSRC Media Group, Mr. Kunle Adebayo and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth empowerment, Mr. Lincoln Afolabi Ojo among others.
Orange FM’s Olumide Adeluwoye reports that Governor Akeredolu played alongside several other golfers from about ten different Golf Clubs in seven states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Prominent Golf Clubs in Nigeria at the event include: IBB Golf Club from Abuja; Ibadan Golf Club; Ikeja Golf Club; Ikoyi Golf Club; Ilorin Golf Club and Ekiti Golf Club.
Also within the state are Nibanola Golf Club from Ondo, Cross Creek, Akure and the host, Smokin Hills and Golf Resorts, Ilara-Mokin.