World, Commonwealth and African women’s 100m hurdles champion Tobi Amusan is delighted after she was officially unveiled as an ambassador of Nigeria’s digital and telecommunications services provider, Globacom on Thursday in Lagos.
Amusan was unveiled to the media at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
She became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletic event when she won the gold medal in the women’s 100m hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, setting a new world record of 12.12secs in the semi-finals of the event, and followed it up with 12.06secs in the final to claim the gold medal.
Amusan, a two-time African Games champion, also won back-to-back African and Commonwealth titles in the 100m hurdles. She concluded her highly successful 2022 campaign by competing in the 100m hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League event, which she won in 12.29secs.
The Ogun-born athlete lauded Globacom for appointing her as their ambassador, and assured the company of good representation at all times, in addition to being a good role model for the youths.
“I am proud to be associated with Glo as its brand ambassador. It is a proudly Nigerian company doing great things and empowering Nigerians. “I am grateful to the Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for giving me this amazing opportunity,” said Amusan at the unveiling ceremony.
Globacom’s Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Lawrence Odediran, said, “At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work and enterprise, which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success. These are qualities that Globacom identifies with.”
He added that the company’s decision to make Amusan its ambassador was not just to reward her for her sterling accomplishments, but also to promote the growth of sports in Nigeria and encourage the country’s teeming youths to aspire towards realising their dreams by looking up to the new ambassador as mentor.
Describing Amusan as a perfect testimony to the famous saying by Malcom X that “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, Odediran added that “she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her.
“Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today. We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realise their dreams.”