President Muhammadu Buhari has described Saturday night’s triumph by the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, as a lesson all Nigerians must learn about Keeping faith with hope.
President Buhari was reacting to Joshua’s come-back victory after an earlier defeat by Andy Ruiz Jnr., noting that to fall once does not mean all hope is lost, adding that the world champion’s victory had brought more glory to Nigeria.
The President, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday morning, however, rejoiced with Joshua, commending him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians, home and abroad.
“President Muhammadu Buhari thumbs up World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.
“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 tells the comeback world champion.
He wishes Anthony Joshua well as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria, and to the boxing profession.