A street in Sagamu Local government Area of Ogun State has been in named after the world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
Council Chairman, Gbenga Banjo, announced the Cinema Road in the council has now become “Anthony Joshua Way”.
He spoke at the family house of Anthony Joshua, located on the Anthony Joshua Way in Sagamu on Tuesday.
Banjo explained the decision was made to show the council and the state appreciated the boxing legend for making Sagamu and Remoland great.
The two-time 'unified' heavyweight champion had earlier this month retained his world title belts with a ninth-round victory over Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.
Meanwhile, Remo Growth and Development Foundation, had congratulated Sagamu Local Government for renaming the popular Cinema Road after Joshua.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation, Yemisi Oluwole, in a statement, described Joshua as a Remo International Ambassador.
She thanked leaders and stakeholders in the state, calling on the youths of the community to replicate the 'champion' spirit of Joshua by being the best in their careers.
She spoke: "A call is made to other sons and daughters of Remoland, most especially the youths of Remoland to emulate the virtues of Anthony Joshua by being the best in their chosen careers.
“And also to always be law-abiding citizens and stay away from any acts that can lead to social unrest,” the statement read in part," Oluwole said.