<h4> By Ikenna Okonkwo
Recently formed Ladies Professional Golfers Association Of Nigeria, LPGA has received a boost with a signed memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ojay’s Travels and Tours limited aimed to uplift the game in the country. Chairman, board of trustees of LPGA, Chief Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, who was the former governor of Enugu state and former chairman of People’s Democratic Party signed on behalf of the Ladies Association while managing partner, Ojay’s Travels and Tour limited , Hans Omang signed on behalf of the company. Speaking at the signing, the former governor described the event as symbolic. He said it took Nigeria, 57 years to realized the formation of Professional Ladies Golfers Association when some countries in Africa, especially South Africa have become a force to reckon with. Th e former National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, said though Nigeria have golf clubs everywhere across the federation as well as plenty of amateur golfers both men and women, the number of professional ladies are very few. He thanked the current and the only Professional ladies golfer in Nigeria, Uloma Mbuko for projecting the image of the country at home and abroad, canvassing for the country support for her as she tried to match on in her career. He however urged her to see that more ladies are helped to become professional. Dr Nwodo commended the management of Ojay’s Travels and tours limited for believing in the development of ladies golfers in the country. Th e managing partner of the Limited, Hans Omang said the company is ready to support the Association in whatever form. He said the company has been eager to associate with any Association that is targeting youths development. In their separate address, the General manager, lBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja, Ado Gonji and the Nigeria’s number lady professional Golfer, Uloma Mbuko believed the sky is the limit for the Association as more ladies are eager to become a professional golfer.