Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has congratulated boxing superstar, Anthony Joshua, for successfully defending his IBF Heavyweight World title, by defeating Carlos Takam in the 10th round at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The governor, in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Dayo Adeneye, described the feat by Joshua, an indigene of Ogun State, as a pride to the state and the nation as a whole.
“His strings of success are simply a manifestation of the gene of a true son of Ogun State, who are born to be victorious and do exploits in all fields of human endeavour.
“It also demonstrates the ‘Ogun Standard’, which is the mantra of the new Ogun State, noted for excellence” he added.
The governor said the development can also be seen from the stand point of the doggedness and determination of an average Nigerian.
While wishing the boxer luck in his future encounters, Amosun admonished Nigerian youths to unearth their untapped skills, and once again put Nigeria in top ranking in sports worldwide.