VIDEO: Anthony Joshua Arrives Sagamu, Registers For Nat’l ID Card
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has arrived at the palace of Akarigbo of Remo in Sagamu, Ogun State.
Upon arrival, Joshua met Akarigbo and other chiefs in Sagamu causing a buzz of jubilation.
While in Sagamu, meanwhile, the World heavyweight boxing champion, on Tuesday, registered for his National Identity Card which will help identify him as a Nigerian citizen.
A J live in Sagamu Elepe palace pic.twitter.com/gJr9WceYEN
— Adeleke Mobolaji (@mbj906) February 19, 2020
After the World heavyweight boxing champion registered for the National Identity Card, the picture posted by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on social media has generated mixed reactions.
The pictures were shared by NIMC of their official Twitter handle with the caption, “Anthony Joshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip.”
— NIMC (@nimc_ng) February 18, 2020
Joshua is a British boxer of Nigerian descent. He was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya, and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert, in 1989.
He made his debut alongside his cousin, Ben Illeyemi, who is also a professional boxer, in 2013.
According to reports, Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria and was a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne.
He was said to return to the United Kingdom when he was 12 years old.
His father’s family name is very popular in Ijokun, Sagamu area of Ogun State.
As a landmark, a hall is built in memory of Joshua’s great grandfather, Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua.
His relatives say Joshua hails from a royal family in Ogun State.
As a way to show his connection to Nigeria, the boxing champion visited Makoko in Lagos State recently.
On January 18, Joshua presented his World heavyweight boxing belts to President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the United Kingdom.