Golf AIG Zone 2 says game is helping to reduce crime among youths

Hassan, who expressed happiness with the performance of his club’s players, said he was delighted with the trophies they won in their categories.

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Mr Bala Hassan, the Assistant General-Inspector (AIG), Zone 2, says that engaging children early in sports, especially Golf has help to reduce vices among the youth.

Hassan, the Proprietor of Bala Hassan Golf Club, Jos, made the assertion at the closing of the 2nd Awa Ibraheem Junior Golf Open Championships in Ikeja on Sunday.

Hassan, who expressed happiness with the performance of his club’s players, said he was delighted with the trophies they won in their categories.

"We have won a number of tournaments. In Awa Ibraheem Golf Tournament which is in the second edition, we won some and lost some.

"Golf has helped to sharpen their skills if you noticed; the issue of crime around Jos has drops drastically because most of these youths come there.

"Some of the youths that do not belong to the club come there to watch those who engaged in golf to divert their mind from other anti- social activities.

"It is not only golf even if you check the football club you will see one or two children that football has taken away from crime and that’s another way of fighting crime,’’ he said.

Hassan told NAN that he hoped to partner with the Ikoyi Golf Club to help to develop golf in the country.

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