Joshua to visit Nigeria in August

Joshua to visit Nigeria in August
June 15 12:10 2017

World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, will visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August.

The UK-born Nigerian pugilist will  pay courtesy calls on Acting President Yemi Osibajo at the State House, Abuja and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states.

The director of Peel Aston Global, which is organizing the visit, Khomeini Bukhari, said Joshua, would also visit some royal fathers including the Ooni of Ife,  Awujale of Ijebu and Oba of Lagos.

Bukhari in a statement on Wednesday stated that arrangements had been concluded for the boxing champion’s homecoming.

He explained that the 27-year-old  would attend a charity boxing match tagged  Inspire Nigeria 2017 at the Eko Hotel in Lagos  and the  Transcorp Hilton Hotel in  Abuja where he would take questions from the audience.

According to him, Inspire Nigeria 2017 is a platform for Joshua to encourage Nigerian youths to enable them to realise their dreams.

He said, “This event is part of his (Joshua’s)  Corporate Social Responsibility and duty to give back to Nigeria.

“Part of the tour will be to visit the Presidency, some governors as well as royal fathers.

“I have secured the endorsement and support of some notable people in Nigeria and  I’m very positive that this event will be by far the biggest event in Nigeria in a very long time.”

The businessman stated that Joshua had  made Nigeria proud, describing him as a role model, hope for the youths, and a fine example of a good sportsman.

“We are working very hard on his trip as he is the best sports personality right now as far as I am concerned and he deserves the best homecoming,” Bukhari added.

Joshua had defeated Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in 11 rounds at Wembley Stadium in April to unify the IBF, WBA and IBO titles.