January 13, (THEWILL) – World Champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan, has been honoured as the 2022 Person of the Year by Radio Lagos/EKO FM.
The annual event, organized by the Current Affairs Directorate of the radio station, aims to recognise and appreciate Nigerians, who engage in unique and worthy activities for their community, society, or the country at large.
Amusan won the award with eighty-nine votes, beating out fellow nominees, Ejiro Otarigho, a tanker driver, who drove a burning fuel tanker away from a residential area in Delta State; and Daniel Amah, a police officer, who rejected a $200,000 bribe from armed robbery suspects in Kano State.
The 25-year-old 100m hurdler had an incredible 2022 season, becoming the first Nigerian athlete to run a World Record (WR) and winning World, Commonwealth, Diamond League, and African titles in the same year, setting record-breaking times in the process.
The award was presented to Amusan’s manager, Lanre Vigo, on Thursday afternoon at EKO FM’s General Manager’s office. Olajide Lawal, General Manager of EKO FM, urged Amusan to not rest on her laurels and that the award is meant to motivate the athlete to continue producing brilliant performances in international athletics competitions.
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