The President of the International Boxing Federation (ISF), Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) congratulated Ridwan Oyekola, known as “The Scorpion,” on Tuesday for his performance.
In a statement by his special advisor on communications and media, Femi Adesina, the headline of his congratulatory message
“President Buhari congratulates new boxing champion, Ridwan’ The Scorpion’ Oyekola.”
According to the release, the President joined all of the Nigerians in celebrating the historical achievement he identified after 57 years.
The declaration read, “President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with new World Boxing Federation International Super Featherweight Champion, Ridwan Oyekola, ‘The Scorpion,” joining all Nigerians to celebrate the historical feat after 57 years.
“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.
“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 Organising Committee for the WBF Title Match, which held in Nigeria.”