The new Captain of the Ilorin Golf Club, Dim Ray Okafor, has promised to transform the club to a world-class facility.
Okafor is quietly following the footsteps of former Governor of Kwara State, the late Muhammed Lawal in restructuring the Ilorin Golf Club.
The Owerri-born Okafor who hitherto was usually playing squash in the company of his bosom friend, the late General Tunde Idiagbon , switched to golf in 2009 upon the demise of the former Chief of Staff to the then Military Head of State Muhammadu Buhari.
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Meanwhile, Okafor, who is into construction is planning to erect a 30-room guest house around the club house so golfers who visit can meet with available accommodation at relatively low cost.
“I believe being a captain is a call to serve”, Okafor said. “Before coming to this post, I already knew what I wanted to do.
“But when I came in, I saw there was no revenue to carry out my plans. I was not bothered and I opted to spend my own money just for the betterment of the Club,” he said.