President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, felicitated with new World Boxing Federation (WBF) Worldwide Tremendous Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, “The Scorpion’’.
Buhari, in a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja, joined all Nigerians to rejoice the historic feat after 57 years.
The president affirmed that Oyekola’s victory over an Argentine boxer, Lucas Montessino, introduced extra glory to Nigeria, in a sport “the place one other Nigerian, Anthony Joshua, constantly blazes the path.”
Buhari, due to this fact, enjoined youths to diligently comply with their ardour to the purpose of world recognition and celebration.
He believed the brand new Tremendous Featherweight Champion realised his dream after a few years of focus and self-discipline, urging extra dedication to maintain his place in historical past, after the Late Dick Tiger.
Buhari equally recommended the Native Organising Committee for the WBF Title Match, which held in Nigeria.