By ABIRHIRE THOMAS and BENEDICT OBANYAGBON, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari expresses heartfelt congratulations to Tobi Amusan for winning the women’s 100m hurdles gold for Nigeria at the World Athletics Championship 2022, setting a new world record in the semifinals of the athletic event and becoming the first Nigerian to win a World Championship.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, communicated the President’s congratulatory message via a statement copy of which was sent to The DEFENDER on Monday.
According to Adesina, the President joins millions of Nigerians in celebrating this outstanding feat by a compatriot and two-time African Games champion, who in one night stunned the athletics world with her superlative and stellar performance.
He thanked the track superstar for making the Nigerian national anthem resonate again from the international podium, leaving the nation with the excitement and unforgettable memories of tears of joy and triumph; hope and victory; incredulity and belief.
President Buhari said the legendary career and achievements of the golden girl will continue to inspire the upcoming generations of Nigerian athletes to achieve spectacular success.
The President also commended Ese Brume for representing Nigeria with honour and pride, winning silver medal in the Women’s long jump event.
The President lauded Team Nigeria for displaying courage, integrity and good sportsmanship at the world stage, proving that with hard work and determination, success is achievable.