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UFC champion, Kamaru Usman appointed as Nigerian Tourism Ambassador

UFC champion, Kamaru Usman appointed as Nigerian Tourism Ambassador

Popular American welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman has been appointed as Nigeria’s Tourism Ambassador.

The Director-General of NTDC, Mr Folorunsho Coker, Disclosed the news of Usman appointment during the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC), visit in Abuja.

Coker said that the honour premised on the fact that Usman came to the country to show the whole world that “he is a Nigerian and have come to identify himself with Nigerians.”

“Since I have been in the tourism development corporation for five years, I have not appointed any person as a tourism ambassador.

“When I heard you a Nigerian champion is coming to Nigeria, Abuja, NTDC, what I resisted for the past five years went straight out of the window.

“Given this, I, on behalf of the board and management of NTDC, will like to appoint you as Nigeria’s Tourism Ambassador,’’ he said.The director-general, who described sports tourism as a big business, lauded Usman’s spirit for winning the UFC

“In the UFC, there are three Africans who are the heads of the profession, World champion and of those three, two are Nigerians.

“So, it is in the Nigerian spirit that they will never be last, that they can do, will do, must do, must-win is what has come home to say hello to us.

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