Oluwatobi Amusan, winner of the 100-meter hurdles in the World Championships, the Commonwealth Games, and the African Championships, was appointed Ogun sports ambassador by Governor Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday, October 4. She was also awarded a house and N5 million.
The governor made this known when he hosted the queen of the tracks in his Oke Mosan office in Abeokuta, praising her as a role model for the girl-child who has proven that women can achieve just as much as men, if not more.
“So, you will be our sports ambassador. I am happy that you said you are not from any other state. You are from Ogun and not from Lagos and you want to come back home. We also want to ensure that you come back home.
“We want to assure you that as you come back home, you have a home here in the state. So, in view of that, we are also going to be presenting to you a home in Ijebu-Ode.
“On top of that, we will be giving you a small token. We will be donating to you a sum of N5m,” he said.
The governor emphasised that his administration sees the world champion athlete and sports ambassador for Ogun as a contact point for other young people in the country who have lost hope in the potential of hard effort, tenacity, faith, and devotion.
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