Nigeria’s premier Bank and leading financial services provider, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has announced its sponsorship of the 57th edition of the Lagos Amateur Golf Open Championship. The 2018 edition is billed to tee-off on Friday 16 and run through Sunday 18 November 2018 at the lush greenery of the Ikoyi Club 1938 Golf Course in Lagos. This is the 56thtime the Bank is sponsoring the elite event, since its inception.
FirstBank’s sponsorship of the Lagos Amateur Open Golf Championship has enhanced the Bank’s signature hold of the competition, giving the Bank a unique differentiation as the major driver of the oldest bank-owned sporting championship in Nigeria. The 2017 edition played host to over 260 elite golfers, while the 2018 edition will host over 280 golfersacross the nook and cranny of the country.
This year, the three-day golf tournament will feature among others the “Professional Coaching Clinic” to nurture the skills of young and upcoming talents, and “Beat the Pro Skills competition”.
According to FirstBank’s Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, “The Lagos Amateur Golf Championship is not just a competition but a tradition FirstBank is honoured to associate with for 56 years. Our identification with the competition is in line with our strategic objective of recognising activities that promote the socio-economic diversity and growth of the nation as well as the promotion of talents that fly the green and white colours of the Nigeria beyond the shores of the country.”
Ani-Mumuney elaborated “the Bank recently signed an endorsement deal with teenage golf sensation, Georgia Oboh, who at only 17 has set her sights on playing on the LPGA circuit which she has already been invited to participate in. With this, she would be the youngest African female golfer to have ever reached this milestone.”
Georgia currently plays in a minimum of 20 tournaments a year and is mainly based in the US (Florida), in between training in Nigeria and is one of the highlight participants at this year’s competition.
The 3-day Golf Championship would be concluded with a grand finale and awards ceremony on Sunday 18 November 2018. The annual tournament is open to all amateur golfers who are members of a registered Golf Club with handicap of 14 or below. For more information on the championship , please visit the website – www.firstbanknigeria.com/golf“
Desarrollar Partners with Top Firms to Improve Real Estate Solutions
Desarrollar Limited a lifestyle and leading real estate solutions company in Lagos, Nigeria has partnered with Union Trustees Limited, First Bank Trustees Limited and Banwo & Ighodalo and The Lodt Legal Partners to improve real estate services and solutions.
The partnership which was signed on Monday, in Lagos, will unveil Nigeria’s most secure and institutionalized real estate trust consortium aimed at safeguarding the financial investments of Nigerians and Africans living abroad and in Nigeria.
According to the Lead Partner, Desarrollar Limited, Mr Ikemefuna Mordi, the trust framework includes Nigeria’s leading Trustees, legal firms and real estate firms which will work towards ensuring and providing real estate solutions.
Ikemefuna said, “Desarrollar and its partners have created an institutionalised safe-haven to protect Nigerians and Africans in the Diaspora and those living on the African continent from fraud, deception and, sometimes, misplaced dependence on dishonest family-based relationships, through delivering full, seamless and stress-free lifestyle colutions to the Nigerian and African communities both at home and abroad.
He explained t
hat Desarrollar applies a premium standard of excellence to its residential development, commercial development and real estate acquisition services in Nigeria, The United States and the United Kingdom.Their www.desarrollargroup.com throws more light on their Service offerings
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