World Boxing Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is to visit Nigeria on a three-day tour in August.
The tour is being organized by the Director of Peel Aston Global, Khomeini Bukhari, who explained that the boxing champion would attend a charity boxing match, Inspire Nigeria 2017.
The British-Nigerian boxer will also visit the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, and the governors of Lagos and Ogun states.
He will also visit some royal fathers, including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Khomeini Bukhari said. “This event is part of his (Joshua’s) social corporate responsibility and duty to give back to Nigeria, where he is the son of the soil. Part of the tour will be to visit the Presidency, some state governors, as well as pay his respect to royal fathers,” he said.
Bukhari also explained that the charity boxing match will hold at the Eko Hotel Lagos and the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja where he would take questions from the audience.
Bukhari, in an emailed statement on Wednesday, said arrangements had been concluded for the boxing champion’s homecoming.
He explained that the Inspire Nigeria 2017 is a platform for Joshua to encourage Nigerian youths that their dreams and aspirations are achievable and that there is hope for them.