Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has congratulated Kamaru Usman, US-based Nigerian boxer, for winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight belt.
Dabiri-Erewa has stated this in a congratulatory letter to Usman, released by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Monday in Abuja.
He said: “I congratulate you on this wonderful feat, for winning this fight not only for Nigeria, but for the African continent.
“We are truly proud of you and urge you to continue to use your professional prowess to extol the virtues of Nigerian heritage.
“Your shinning beacon serves as inspiration to the Youths of Nigeria.”
Usman, the ‘Nigerian Nightmare’ defeated long reigning champion American Tyron Woodley in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The 31-year-old was born in Nigeria, but left Benin City for Arlington in Texas as a young child when his family migrated to the U.S.