Ogun Governor, Dapo Abiodun gives reason for adopting Tobi Amusan
“We congratulate and celebrate with Ms. Tobi Amusan, a proud daughter of Ogun State whom I adopted a few months ago to help her career, on her gold-winning performance in the women’s 100-meter hurdles in a time that broke the world mark (12.06 seconds).
The adoption came after Mr. Sunday Dare, the minister of youth and sports development, paid a visit to the governor. Through his adopt-a-talent program, state governors, private citizens, and corporate entities adopted some of the Tokyo Olympics athletes by contributing money directly to their accounts to aid in their early preparations for the Games.
Speaking to Sunday Dare on a courtesy call, Mr. Abiodun said he decided to adopt Amusan not just because she is a native of the region but also because she embodies the talent and perseverance of Nigerians.
After taking home a silver medal at the African Youth Championships in 2013, Amusan made her presence known before capping it off with a gold medal at the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championship in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
Amusan has also won the African Games two times.