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Tobi Amusan Bags National Honor In Abuja, As President Muhammadu Buhari Showers N200m Gift On Nigerian Athletes

Nigeria poster girl, Tobi Amusan has been conferred with a National Honour in Abuja, with the 100m Hurdles World Champion receiving, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) Honor from the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari.

The president also gave a cash gift of N200m to other Nigerian medalist in respect and appreciation for thier standout performances in international games especially for the feat in the Commonwealth Games.

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Just yesterday, Tobi Amusan and World ‘s long jump silver medalist Ese Brume were unveiled as the face of Premium Trust bank brand across all traditional and digital media platforms following a competitive medal laden year.

Amusan’s Achievements

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She is the current African, Commonwealth and World Champion in the 100m hurdles as well as the record holder in the three competitions.

Tobi became the first Nigerian world champion in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Athletics Championships 100 metres hurdles gold medal, setting a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 seconds in the final to take the gold medal.

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She won back to back African and commonwealth titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles and is also a two-time African Games champion in the event.

The Nigerian won the Diamond League Trophy in Zurich in 2021 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles becoming the first Nigerian to do so, also breaking the then African Record held by Glory Alozie in the process.

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