Nigeria’s Digital and Telecommunications services supplier, Globacom, has introduced the appointment of the present African, Commonwealth, and World Champion within the 100m hurdles, Tobi Amusan, as its newest Brand Ambassador.
She was unveiled to the media at a ceremony held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the company’s headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Tobi turned the primary Nigerian world champion in an athletic occasion when she gained the gold medal in the100 meters hurdles occasion at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. She set a brand new world record of 12.12 seconds within the semifinal and adopted this up with 12.06 seconds within the remaining to take the gold medal.
Speaking at the occasion, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Lawrence Odediran, said that the company’s choice to make Amusan its ambassador was not simply to reward her for her sterling accomplishments, but in addition to promote the expansion of sports activities in Nigeria and encourage the country’s teeming youths to aspire towards realizing their desires by trying up to the brand new ambassador as a mentor.
“At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work, and enterprise which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success. These are qualities that Globacom identifies with”, Odediran acknowledged.
He explained that Tobi Amusan has turn out to be a sworn statement to the well-known saying by Malcom X that “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, including that “she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her.”
“Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today. We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realize their dreams”, he concluded.
Speaking at the occasion, a really delighted Tobi Amusan thanked Globacom for appointing her as its ambassador. She promised to be representative of the company and the youths at all instances. The new ambassador additionally assured the company that she would proceed to mission a optimistic picture of the model the world over. “I am proud to be associated with Glo as its brand ambassador. It is a proudly Nigerian company doing great things and empowering Nigerians. I am grateful to the Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for giving me this amazing opportunity,” she declared.
A two-time African Games champion within the occasion, Amusan who additionally gained back-to-back African and Commonwealth titles in 2018 and 2022 within the 100m hurdles occasion wrapped up her lengthy and profitable 2022 campaign by competing within the 100m hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League occasion, which she gained in 12.29 seconds.
The occasion was attended by top sporting personalities, the media, and the administration of Globacom Limited.