The General Manager of Radio Lagos/EKOFM, Olajide Lawal, has advised Nigeria’s ace female athlete, Tobi Amusan, who won the 2022 EKOFM Person of the year award, not to rest on oars but continue working hard.
Lawal, who made this statement Thursda while presenting the award to Amusan’s manager, Lanre Vigo, in his office, said the award would serve as a motivation for the athlete to continue making brilliant performances in international athletic competitions.
While stressing that the reward for hard work is for more work, the station’s General Manager, said the athlete should be proud of being associated with President Olusegun Obasanjo, former United States of America President, Bill Clinton, late Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, who were past winners of the award.
Amusan’s manager, Lanre Vigo, said the athlete, who thanked the station’s management for the award, was delighted to be nominated as the winner of EKOFM Person of the year award, adding that Amusan had promised to make the country proud by repeating similar feat in 2023 athletic championships.
To win the award, Amusan, had 89 votes ahead of Ejiro Otarigho, a tanker driver, who drove a burning fuel tanker away from residential area at Agbarho in Delta State in order to save lives of residents and Daniel Amah, a Policeman, who rejected the sum of 200, 000 USD bribe from armed robbery suspects in Kano State.
The annual event, which is being organized by the Current Affairs Directorate of Radio Lagos/EKOFM, is part of the Directorate’s efforts in recognizing and appreciating Nigerians who engage in a unique and worthy activity to a community, society or the country at large.
Amusan, an indigene of Ogun State, became the first-ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletic event, as she won the 2022 World Championships 100m hurdles gold medal, thus setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 seconds in the final.