World Champion, Tobi Amusan, has been given a Youth Ambassador badge in Ogun State with a mandate to serve as role model to young Nigerians who aspire to do great things in their different fields.
This is coming few weeks after the world champion broke a world record.
As a take-home offer, the government of Ogun State presented her with a house and five million Naira.
She was presented with the award on Tuesday by Governor Dapo Abiodun at the Ogun State Government House in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Governor Abiodun, while receiving Tobi Amusan appreciated her commitment, resilience, and determination to excel, while urging other youths to emulate her and develop their natural talents.
In his words: “We are going to be presenting you with one of those homes in Ijebu-Ode. We are rest assured that you will come back home and live in Ijebu Ode.
“We will be giving you a small token. Now you are a big girl, we are only a state government. No matter who you are, you can’t be bigger than your state. It’s not the quantum of what we are giving you but the thoughts that come with it. We are donating to you the sum of N5 million today,” Governor Abiodun said.
He also added that his administration is ready to invest in sports facilities to breed more champions that will make the state proud.
The Ogun governor equally took a swipe at his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, saying he did not make sports development a priority while in office.
Abiodun blamed neglect as the major factor cause of the dilapidated structure of the state-owned stadium in Ijebu-Ode.
In her remarks, the world champion called for more investments at all levels towards the discovery of more talents in the country.
She equally pleaded with the governor to revamp the stadium in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State.
On why she made the request, Amusan explained that owing to the poor nature of the state-owned facility, she is forced to train in Lagos State.