Samson Lawal, the Director of Professional Golfers’ Association of Nigeria (PGAN) has said that the plum office of the association can only be worthwhile if a democratic process is enshrined.
The versatile Director and veteran golfer told DAILY INDEPENDENT exclusively in a chat recently that pressure was on him to accept a lifetime position but diplomatically rejected it adding that nobody has monopoly of knowledge.
Commenting after the PGA of Nigeria Annual General Meeting which held over the weekend in Dutse, Jigawa State where he was returned unopposed he asserted, “Things worked better when we avoid a state of autocracy; not being high handed, but when we endearvour to carry others along in everything we do in our lives.”
“I have avoided so much pressure recently, not to fall into the temptation of becoming a “life director” of PGAN. I’ll serve my two terms and go to rest; I don’t know it all; there are people with better ideas than I may have; they have the opportunities to come and serve too; the association is democratic,” he affirmed.
The septuagenarian, a British trained golfer was one of the founding fathers of the PGA of Nigeria in 1968; since his assuming office in 2016, the association from opinions gathered has been on steady progress with an appreciable increase in tournaments as not less than five tournaments have held in the first half of the year.