Star Prize Winner at the 2021 Daily Trust Golf Tournament, Helen Ayo Ikpan, has Departed Abuja to Kigali, Rwanda in the fulfillment of the benefits of Emerging victorious in the competition.
A press statement issued by the Executive Director, Business & Strategy of Daily TrustAhmed I. Shekarau, disclosed that Helen Departed for the fun-filled trip on Sunday, Onboard RwandAir flight WB220, which took off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 1.50pm (13.50hours), Flying directly into Kigali.
Helen was among the five female Golfers out of the total 114 who played on the lush 18-hole 16km Ibom Course and had emerged a star Prize Winner after a Gross score of 92, net score of 78 and Handicap score of 14.
The star Prize Winner, who is a member of the Tukur Yusuf Buratai (TYB) International Golf and Country Club, Abuja, said shortly before her departure from Abuja on Sunday that: “I give Glory to God that Daily Trust and RwandAir have kept their promise of providing me with this Business Class return ticket to play golf outside the Shores of Nigeria.
“I feel great. I’m so excited and I appreciate Daily Trust for this opportunity. Golf is one game I love so much. I’m assuring you that I will be a good Ambassador of Nigeria, during my stay in Rwanda, ”she said.
The statement said that the star Prize Winner “Set out for a unique all-expense-paid trip, Flying on a Business Class return ticket on RwandAir, to enjoy a 3-night stay in a luxury hotel in Kigali, 2 rounds of golf at the foremost 18-hole Kigali Golf Resort & Villas, and a wonderful sightseeing experience in the Land of the Thousand Hills ”.
According to the statement, Daily Trust deliberately chose the Kigali Golf Resort & Villas for Helen’s distinct golfing experience, because of its location in the lively center of Rwanda’s capital city, stressful that in addition to the golf course, the 65-hectare resort has a large tennis court, a health club , a pro shop, conference rooms and a clubhouse.
The statement also said that the choice of the Rwandan capital was further informed by a recent Forbes report, which picked Kigali as the fifth best place to visit in the world.
The media company said it made the conscious decision to promote the game of golf through the Daily Trust Golf Tournament, because of golf’s growing popularity among the nation’s teeming populace, which has also elevated the sport into a strategic unifying force amongst Nigerians.