BY VICTOR OSOWOCHI, ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari says Saturday night’s victory by the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, is a great lesson for all Nigerians to always keep hope alive with faith.
Speaking against the backdrop of Joshua’s come-back triumph after losing his titles to Andy Ruiz Jnr in June this year, the President said Nigerians must learn that to fall once does not mean all hope is lost.
Acknowledging that AJ’s victory had brought more glory to Nigeria, President Buhari rejoiced with the World heavyweight champion and praised him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians, home and abroad by his impressive boxing exploits.
A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the President thumbs up World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts on Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican-American, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
According to Adesina; “The President rejoices with Joshua, saluting him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora, who had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago.
“The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day.”
“This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country,” President Buhari said in his congratulatory message to Joshua.
The statement wishes Anthony Joshua well in his commitment and resolve to bring more laurels and glory to Nigeria, as well as the global boxing community