Dapo Abiodun gifts Tobi Amusan house, N5m

Tobi Amusan and Dapo Abiodun

World record holder Tobi Amusan paid a visit to Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday and was presented gifts.

Amusan, who was born in Ijebu-Ode area of the state, got gifts of a house and N5 million from the governor.

The star athlete paid a visit to the governor dressed in a formal orange outfit.

Announcing Amusan’s visit on Twitter, Abiodun described her as his adopted daughter, and named her youth ambassador.

The governor noted that his administration adopted her for career support earlier this year.

“My adopted daughter and world-record holding athlete, @Evaglobal01 paid me a courtesy visit in Oke-Mosan this morning,” the governor wrote.

“I announced her appointment as Youth Ambassador in Ogun State and a donation of a house, as well as five million Naira in recognition of her world records and other stellar achievements.

“We had adopted the Ogun State daughter for career support earlier this year, as Ms Amusan displayed the result-driven spirit of resilience, hardwork and determination that the State is known for.”

Since returning to Nigeria in September after an impressive season, Amusan has been engaged with various commitments.

She got a rousing welcome when she visited her alma mater, Our Lady Of Apostles Secondary School in Ijebu-Ode.

The 25-year-old was received with a guard of honour starting from the school’s gate. “Stand up for the champion,” they sang.

After Amusan set a world record and won gold at the World Athletics Championship in Oregon, USA in July, some students of the school were filmed holding a picture of her and singing the national anthem.