THE MINISTER of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, instructed Kamaru Usman to use his influence to develop martial arts in Nigeria.
The minister made the call on Friday when he welcomed the UFC champion to his office in Abuja.
He said: “Today we have just reached another level of excitement as a ministry and as a country having Kamaru Usman who is nicknamed ‘Nightmare’ for his opponents in the Country Octagon.
Kamaru, who has 19 wins out of 20 fights, has established himself as a legend in the welterweight class. Kamaru embodies two cultures; Nigerian by birth and American immigrant who moved to the United States at the age of 8 and first returned to the country as an adult.
The Minister declared “that it is commendable for you to have fully identified with your country and also with the ministry which has the mandate of sport development. The ministry is concerned about the large number of young people who play sports and are interested in your type of sport as it has become a rave because it falls under the radar of mixed martial art and we are concerned about it. grow. Having you here, as a champion, it will be great to have you in the limelight and start to see how, nationally and as a country, we can work together to see your success continue and engage others. young people at this sport.