Nigeria’s fintech company, eTranzact has reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating more business collaborations within the public and private sector in Nigeria through their sponsorship of the eTranzact Golf Classic in Lagos.
The eTranzact Golf Classic is a 3-day professional and amateur golf tournament scheduled to hold from April 27 till April 29, 2023 at the Lakowe Lakes Golf Estate, off LekkiEpe expressway, Lagos. It will feature registered professional golfers from across Nigeria and other countries slugging it out for the fun and glory while gathering ranking points on the Professional Golfers Development Tour.
The registration portal which opened on April 10, 2023 has over 200 professionals and category one amateur golfers already registered for the tournament. Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, the Managing Director of eTranzact, Niyi Toluwalope, said as the pioneer fintech company at the forefront of connecting businesses and agencies in Nigeria, the company has taken on the responsibility to create more avenues for productive business to business collaborations and they have found the game of golf most suitable for this.
“We are a super fintech working with businesses and governments to facilitate seamless trade and exchange of value while also working with other fintechs to drive successes across sectors. It is therefore not unexpected that we want to create more platforms for business leaders to network and drive more collaborations.
“Golf is a precision game that develops the minds of its players, teaches spontaneity, focus and concentration while also encouraging strategic thinking and creative problem solving. These are all qualities that successful business leaders must possess regardless of age and experience.
“Therefore, having identified the role the sport plays in our society, we have chosen it as our way of connecting business leaders and professionals who have embraced it to relax and refresh their minds to face the rigours of creating more innovative ideas that will grow African economies,” he said.
He promised that the eTranzact Golf Classic would be the beginning of the company’s investments in the development of sports generally in Africa, particularly because of the company’s bias for the young population.
In his own comment, the Deputy Managing Director, Hakeem Adeniji-Adele, described the forthcoming classic as a launching pad for greater involvement of the company in promoting sports and the general wellbeing of Nigerians. He spoke on the core target audience of the sport as smart, discerning and innovative individuals. “These are the ideals we strongly believe in at eTranzact”.
Speaking on behalf of the organizers of the eTranzact Golf Classic, the media director, Sam Emehelu said that the partnership offers Nigeria golf community a new vista, especially one that assures that professional golf as a career is one that is still a viable pursuit. “Nigeria has some of the most talented athletes including in golf. This ties to what we always sought on the PGD Tour, where golf talents are exposed and nurtured for global performance.”