A street has been named after Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua in Sagamu Local government Area of Ogun State.
Cinema Road has now become “Anthony Joshua Way,” council chairman Gbenga Banjo announced on Tuesday.
Speaking at the boxer’s family house along the Anthony Joshua Way in Sagamu, Mr Banjo said the decision was made in order to show appreciation to the boxing legend for making Sagamu and Remoland great.
The two-time unified heavyweight champion earlier this month retained his world title belts with a ninth-round triumph over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.
Remo Growth and Development Foundation congratulated Sagamu Local Government for renaming the popular Cinema Road after Joshua.
Chief operating officer Yemisi Oluwole in a statement on Wednesday described Joshua as a Remo International ambassador.
While thanking leaders and stakeholders in the state, she called on the youths of Remoland to immitate Joshua by being the best in their careers.
“A call is made to other sons and daughters of Remoland, most especially the youths of Remoland to emulate the virtues of Anthony Joshua by being the best in their chosen careers.
“And also to always be law-abiding citizens and stay away from any acts that can lead to social unrest,” she said.