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Buhari praises Usman on retaining UFC welterweight title

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated Kamaru Usman after retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title.

Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the victory has lifted the spirits of Nigerians despite the gloom COVID-19 pandemic has brought.

The statement reads as follows: “As the first African-born and Nigerian UFC champion, President Buhari commends the courageous fighter for finishing strong inside the octagon, proudly flying the green and white colours in distant lands, and reminding the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria.

“While the global COVID-19 pandemic may have brought gloom to many families and nations, the President is delighted and gratified that our welterweight champion has lifted our spirits with another professional performance proving that things will surely get better at the fullness of time when we remain committed to our vision.

“The President wishes Usman the very best and more victories in his career and prays that like fine wine, he improves with age.”

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