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Peter Obi Extols Tobi Amusan for Setting New World Record in Women’s 100m Hurdles


Peter Obi, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) and former Governor of Anambra State, has showered praise on Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan for her remarkable performance in the women’s 100m hurdles, where she clinched the title of the world’s fastest woman.

In an official statement shared via his social media platform, Obi applauded Amusan for her outstanding achievement in breaking the world record with a stunning time of 12.40 seconds at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational held over the weekend.

The former governor underscored the importance of investing more resources in the sports sector, emphasizing its potential to generate employment opportunities, boost revenues, and serve as a unifying force within the nation.

Obi highlighted the role of sports in providing a platform for talented youths to excel globally and reiterated his belief in the possibility of a new Nigeria through sustained investment in the future of Nigerian youth.

His statement read: “I like to congratulate our dear star athletics icon, Tobi Amusan, who has now become the world’s fastest woman in the women’s 100m hurdles after racing a world-leading 12.40 seconds at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational.

“As we rejoice with Tobi over this global feat, her victory reminds us of the need to invest more in our sports sector, which serves as a means of creating employment and revenues for our teeming talented youths, as well as serving as a unifying force in our great nation.

“Many of our youths have gained global recognition through sports. A New Nigeria is possible, as we continue to invest in the future of our youths.

“Congratulations to you once again Tobi Amusan, and to every Nigerian making sincere efforts to excel in life. We are proud of you.”

Obi’s commendation comes as a timely reminder of the potential that lies within Nigeria’s sporting talents and the imperative of nurturing and supporting them for both individual and national success.

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