Monday, 8 November 2021

Abike Dabiri Hails Kamoru Usman For Retaining UFC World Title

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has applauded Nigeria's Kamaru Usman, for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title in a unanimous decision.

In the congratulatory message through NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss commended the Nigerian spirit and zeal in Kamaru Usman who defeated his challenger and thus retained his title.

Kamaru Usman defeated Colby Covington by unanimous decision to retain the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 268 in New York on Saturday night. 

With the win, Usman improved to 20-1-0, and has won 19 fights in a row, including five title defenses.

 Dabiri-Erewa, who received Kamaru Usman in her office in Abuja some months ago, urged him to continue to make Nigeria proud and keep the Nigerian flag flying.

She advised him to remain focussed and continue to be a mentor to others coming behind.

"We are indeed proud of you. Please do not be distracted as your glory is a collective glory for Nigeria and Africa ," she said.

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