UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, arrived in Nigeria recently and has engaged himself in quite a number of activities.
In continuation of his media tour, the mixed martial artist shows his involvement in general Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.
He is doing everything to give back to his country of birth and it was a sight to behold to see the Edo-born fighter
meet with indigent children in the slums of Lagos through the Lagos Food Bank organisation.
The donation of meals to 1000 children by Kamaru Usman was at the warehouse of the foundation.
In showing appreciation, the founder of Lagos Food Bank, Michael Sunbola, described the moment as incredible
feeling and added that it is a delight to partner with a legend like Kamaru.
“His physical presence at the field does not only show his support but will also bring more publicity to what we do which in turn will feed more food-insecure children. We look forward to more collaboration with his team in future.
“Being born in a place like Nigeria helped mould me into the man I am today.”
However, Kamaru Usman has never lost sight of his Nigerian and African roots. With fond memories of his Nigerian childhood experiences including helping his mum, a school teacher and shop-owner.
He remembers their farm, growing the food they ate, hawking ‘’fufu’’, walking several miles with his grandmother to fetch water from a well, the world champion and Edo state native returns to his home state, in a visit indeed long overdue.
Also, The champion who is humbled by the country’s love and support plans to visit home more often and provide support in any way that he can to make lives better for the less-privileged in Nigeria.
By Taiyelolu A