June 25, 2024

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Golf: Edo deputy gov, wife win top spots for male, female in Gov’s Cup tournament

THE seventh edition of the Alaghodaro Golf Tournament, played last weekend at the prestigious Benin Golf Course, ended on a glorious note for the Edo State second family.
Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu and wife, Comrade Maryann Philip Shaibu, emerged overall winners of the Men and Women Special Guests’ golf tournament, respectively.
According to the deputy governor’s chief press secretary Ebomhiana Musa, Shaibu carted away the prestigious overall winner trophy for men, while the wife clinched that of the women.
Speaking shortly after the tournament, Shaibu visibly overwhelmed with excitement, says he is grateful to God that he and his wife emerged overall winners in the VVIP categories despite all odds.
He says, “I want to dedicate these trophies to the good people of Edo State who have stood by this government in the last seven years, culminating in the seventh edition of the Alaghodaro.
“But for the support of Edo people, we would not have been where we are today.”
Alaghodaro is an economic summit that brings together captains of industry within and outside Nigeria to brainstorm on how to develop Edo State industrially and economically.
It started with the inception of the incumbent administration in 2017, when the first edition was held. It is also an avenue to showcase the achievements of the state government in all areas of human endeavor.