We’ll not get tired of celebrating Nigerians – Oguntade
Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Ambassador George Oguntade said the High Commission will not get tired of celebrating Nigerians, who do the country proud.
The high commissioner made the remarks in London at a reception in honour of Larry Ekundayo, a UK-based Nigerian boxer, who recently became European International Boxing Federation Welterweight Champion.
Oguntade said Ekundayo’s exploits in the boxing ring had “portrayed our country, Nigeria, in positive light while serving as a role model for other compatriots”.
He said Ekundayo’s victory over his opponent demonstrated “the can-dospirit of the Nigerian wherever he finds himself”, and urged all Nigerians to be dedicated to their responsibilities in their spheres of endeavour. Describing the new champion as a “credit to Nigeria”, Ambassador Oguntade said with hard work and dedication, the sky was the limit for Nigerians in diaspora and at home.
Ekundayo, who presented his new belt to Oguntade, thanked the high commission for recognising and celebrating his achievement.
The 36-year old Lagos-born boxer, nicknamed ‘The Natural’ became the new champion following his unanimous points victory over John Thain in a 12 round encounter in London on July 13.
From left: Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Interprofessional Committee, Ifeanyi Atueyi; President PSN Ahmed Yakasai; and President NMA, Dr Francis Faduyile, during a recent courtesy call by NMA Leadership to PSN in Lagos