President Buhari Congratulates New Boxing Champion, Ridwan “The Scorpion’’ Oyekola
President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with new World Boxing Federation (WBF) International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, “The Scorpion’’, joining all Nigerians to celebrate the historical feat after 57 years.
In a statement signed by the special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the President affirms that Oyekola’s victory over an Argentine fighter, Lucas Montesino, brought more glory to the country, in a sport where another Nigerian, Anthony Joshua consistently blazes the trail, enjoining all youths to diligently follow their passion to the point of global recognition and celebration.
Garba said President Buhari believes the new Super Featherweight Champion realized his dream after many years of focus and discipline, urging more commitment to sustain his place in history, after the Late Dick Tiger.
The President equally commends the Local Organizing Committee for the WBF Title Match, which held in Nigeria.