There was jubilation in Sagamu , Ogun state on Wednesday when the world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, arrived his native hometown Sagamu.
Joshua also visited the palace of Akarigbo of Remo where he was given a heroic welcome by his delighted kinsmen.
Joshua is a British boxer of Nigerian descent. He was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya, and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert, in 1989.
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Earlier, The Herald reported that world boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) in Nigeria.
NIN is the unique number that identifies a Nigerian for life and is issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after enrollment.
It is used to match the individual with their biometric data and other details in the National Identity Database during verification and authentication.
According to NIMC, which has the mandate to manage the National Identity Database in Nigeria, Joshua enrolled on Tuesday.
The British-Nigerian boxer was also issued his NIN slip after completing the enrollment process, the commission said. NIMC also shared photos of Joshua’s enrollment on social media.
The 30-year-old is a two-time unified heavyweight champion, having held the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019.
He also recently publicly prostrated for President Muhammadu Buhari in London, drawing widespread applause from Nigerians all over the world.