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Dapo Abiodun Gifts Tobi Amusan N5m, House, Appoints Her Youth Ambassador




The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday announced a cash reward of N5m and a house to world, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion Oluwatobi Amusan. The Governor also named Amusan an Ogun State Sports Ambassador.

Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the rewards on his Twitter Handle following the visitation of the athlete to his Oke-Mosan office in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Tuesday.

He said “My adopted daughter and world-record holding athlete, Tobi Amusan, paid me a courtesy visit in Oke-Mosan this morning,” the tweet reads.

“I announced her appointment as Youth Ambassador in Ogun State and a donation of a house, as well as five million Naira in recognition of her world records and other stellar achievements.


“We had adopted the Ogun State daughter for career support earlier this year, as Ms Amusan displayed the result-driven spirit of resilience, hardwork and determination that the State is known for.”

In her remarks, Amusan, while acknowledging the support of Abiodun towards her success, called on the Federal Government to do more for athletes.

“All thanks to my Governor for supporting me and I feel the Federal Government can do the same when it comes to supporting athletes financially,” she said.

The reward comes a few weeks after she was conferred with the Order of the Niger (OON) honour by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Tobi Amusan had an illustrious 2022 season where she became the first Nigerian to become a world champion in athletics and stormed to a world record en route.







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