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Sovereign Trust Insurance Hosts 2nd Eponymous Open Golf Tournament


Kayode Adelowokan

The stage is set for the 2nd edition of the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc Open Golf Tournament in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State. The event is scheduled to hold from April 25 – 27, 2014, at the Ibadan Golf Club, Onireke Reservation Area, Ibadan, Oyo State.



The 3-day tournament is expected to bring together some of the country’s top golfers both at the Amateur and Professional levels for both male and female in all the categories.

The captain of Ibadan Golf Club, Prince Bayo Adeleke, applauded management of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc for staying true to its promise of sponsoring the tournament on an annual basis.

Adeleke said he is optimistic that this year’s tournament will be far thrilling and exciting than the last edition. He enjoined all golf enthusiasts across the country to make the ancient city the converging point during the 3-day tournament.

According to him, “Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has consistently been leading the pack amongst insurance companies in the country in promoting sporting activities at all levels and urged more participation from other corporate organizations in advancing the game of golf and other sports in order to further enhance the human capacity in the burgeoning sports industry in the country. Conclusively, he stated that the intervention of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc in sports development in Nigeria and beyond cannot be undermined in any regard.

The company’s spokesperson and Head of Corporate Communications and Brand Management, Mr. Segun Bankole said, the underwriting firm will not relent in any way in giving back to the society through different sporting and social platforms of this nature in reinforcing its corporate social responsibility stance in line with its corporate philosophy. He further mentioned that adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure a successful and entertaining tournament.

While commenting the Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Wale Onaolapo stated that “the gesture is a further indication of the company’s affirmed commitment to the development of sports in the country”. In his words, “we are resolute in our commitment to the ideals of promoting development in all areas of human endeavours as much as we can accommodate, which explains why our CSR philosophy is hinged on Health, Sports and the Community, and these to us, is all-encompassing”.

Just recently, Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was voted the CSR Company of the year for 2013, by an online Pension and Insurance media organization based on electronic voting by members of the public.



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