Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission
(NIDCOM) has congratulated the duo of Israel Adesanya and Hakeem Dawodu for defeating their respective opponents in the boxing bouts on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi.
In a statement by the commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations,
Abdur-Rahman Balogun stated that Dabiri-Erewa was excited by the success of the two great Nigerian boxers.
The NIDCOM boss said the duo of Akinsanya and Dawodu have used their God given talent to put the name of Nigeria in the global arena especially
in the boxing world.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa described Adesanya’s feat. “Congrats @ stylebender . You made it all look so so easy.”
She encouraged them not to rest on their oars but to keep soaring higher
and higher in their chosen careers and continue to serve as mentors to
those coming behind them.
The Nigerian- born Israel Adesanya defeated Paulo Costa via 2nd-Round
TKO in UFC 253 Main Event to win middle weight championship title.
Adesanya proved his dominance in the middleweight division with a
second-round TKO win over Paulo Costa in the main event of UFC 253 on
Adesanya made light work of his opponent, dominating the fight from
start to finish as he wrapped up business with a knockout of Costa in
the second round via punches.
Dabiri-Erewa also congratulated Canadian-born Nigerian fighter Hakeem
Dawodu who had earlier defeated Russian Zubaira Tukhugov via split
decision to stay unbeaten in nine professional MMA fights in the
“I also congratulate and celebrate Hakeem Dawodu. Another Nigerian who
won his fight this morning before Israel,” the NIDCOM boss added.
Head, Media and Public Relations Unit