R-L: Akintayo Akinola – Divisional Head, South-West, Heritage Bank Plc; Mary Okunola, Lady Captain, IGC; Tunji Oladosu, 2nd Vice Captain, IGC; Engr. Makinde Oluseyi Makinde, Governor, Oyo State; and Oladiran Ibironke, Captain, Ibadan Golf Club; during the Ibadan Golf Club 30th anniversary lead sponsored by Heritage Bank, in Oyo State.
Heritage Bank Plc has been commended for its continued supports to Nigeria’s sports’ sector, especially backing the Ibadan Golf Club’s 30th anniversary event. The event that attracted dignitaries and stakeholders from various parastatals also had the presence of the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde and over 150 golfers who participated in the tournament during the weeklong celebration. In a speech during the grand finale of the 30th anniversary of the club, the Captain of the Ibadan Golf Club, Oladiran Ibironke commended one of Nigeria’s most vibrant financial institutions, Heritage Bank and others for providing financial support to ensure the success of the event. “Special thanks to Heritage Bank Plc., the anniversary’s major sponsor for enlarging our coast financially in order to make the anniversary elaborate and eventful.
You will forever be remembered in the history of Ibadan Golf Club,” he stated. Ibironke also praised the efforts of the founding fathers of the club while tracing the history of how the sporting club has continued to blossom. He stated that tremendous transformations had occurred within the club since inception 30 years ago. “We are celebrating 30 years today because some great minds came together and established what we are celebrating today. “From the history that we heard, they started from Ibadan Recreation Club before moving over to where we are today in 1990,” Ibironke said.
Speaking on the 30th anniversary, the Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Ozena Utulu noted that the Bank is delighted to be the lead sponsor and to be associated with Ibadan Golf Club, stating that the sponsorship is hinged on its brand’s passion to support sports, especially golf in promoting health, wellbeing, and nation building. She stated that Heritage Bank, as the sponsor of Ibadan Golf Club’s 30th anniversary, is working assiduously towards achieving its vision of becoming a bank known for promoting healthy lifestyles and the general wellbeing of the society at large. “Heritage Bank believes in development. We have the tenacity to develop and sport is a way of developing Nigerians both young and old. We want to encourage the golfers; I believe that this type of games is capable of helping them to keep healthy and fit,” Utulu stated.