Video: Despite apparent silence by her state government, Amusan’s feat is celebrated by her Alma mater in Ogun State

Video: Despite apparent silence by her state government, Amusan’s feat is celebrated by her Alma mater in Ogun State
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She was full emotion as tears of joy could be seen streaming on her cheeks as the Nigerian national anthem was being rendered at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, US.

Golden girl, Tobi Amusan had caused the public rendition of the Nigerian anthem for the very first time in the history of the championship.

Everyone seems impressed. The President, Muhammadu Buhari was  the first public officer to congratulate her. Deluge of others had followed except possibly from the state government where she hails from.

Except for a tweet that was not properly propagated, the power of sports in public relations seems lacking.

Delta State Government had even congratulated her along with silver medallist, Ese Brume. Ogun State, hardly known for sports promotion, let alone development has not considered their citizen’s achievement a notable one.

Even the feat of Remo Stars FC in ensuring that a club from the state plays in the continent after over three days since the era of Abiola Babes is yet to be publicly acknowledged.

But great thanks to Amusan’s Alma Mater. The school campus, students of Our Lady of Apostle Secondary School, Ijebu-Ode, came to the rescue as they  honoured their old student, Tobi Amusan, a world champion and breaker of two world records in  one night.

They rendered the national anthem as they displayed the poster of the star of the moment.

1 Comment on this Post

  1. Emmanuel Olanihun

    Sir, to be sincere, the state Governor did congratulated her. The Governor used his Tweeter handle to congratulate her, even mentioned that he adopted her last year to help her in her choosing career.
    Thanks

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