From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Former Nigeria State General Yakubu Gowon has called on Plateau and Nigerians at large to do everything possible to live with one another in peace and respect the sanctity of life at all times.
He commended the Nigerian Armed Forces for their gallantry in dealing with criminals across the country, saying he was pained to see how a few people and groups has chosen to terrorise the citizens.
Gen. Gowon urged Nigerians to exposed criminals by supporting the security agencies to deal with them.
The former Head of State stated this in Plateau State while unveiling the redesigned of the oldest Golf Course in Nigeria, Rayfield since 1913 which is now a green.
Gen. Gowon while performing the event at the Rayfield Golf Course in Jos expressed Joy that the game of golf is progressing in the state and Nigeria at large with attendant benefits.
While commending the Governor Lalong for his passion for the game and also redeveloping the Rayfield golf course which is now comparable to any standard course in Nigeria, noted that the influx of visitors and investors into the State would not have been possible without the restoration of peace which the his administration worked hard to build over the years.
Speaking, Governor Lalong while appreciating Gen. Gowon for honouring the state to unveil the redesigned golf course, said Rayfield has a historic reputation that needs to be cherished and developed into an economic potential in sports.
According to him, his efforts in fostering peace and working against criminals and crisis merchants has gradually paid off with more and more people confidently coming into the State.
He said the government will also work on the Laminga Golf with a view of making it a green.
Gen. Gowon and Governor Lalong later performed symbolic shots to commemorate the event,they were joined by Deputy Governor of Edo State Philip Shuaibu, Amanayabo of Twon Brass in Bayelsa State King Alfred Diete-Spiff, HRH, Agwam Atyap in Kaduna State and the Captain of the Rayfield golf club.
Governor Lalong also sponsored Hole 13 which was named after his mother, Tiopsan.