British boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Joshua on Tuesday, February 18th visited Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) in a bid to register properly as a citizen of the country.
Joshua who is the Unified boxing champion holds the heavyweight titles from the World Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Organization (IBO) and is only missing the World Boxing Council (WBC) held by Deontay Wilder to become undisputed in the division.
Despite his fame and global appeal, Joshua was in casual wear as he went for the National Identity card registration. After the process, he was issued with his National Identification Number (NIN) slip which contains the digits he will need to complete the registration and get the Identity card when ready.
Upon conclusion of the exercise, the NIMC took to their official Twitter handle to share pictures of Joshua undergoing the registration process.
The picture came along with a message which said, “Anthony Joshua @anthonyfjoshua enrolls for the National Identification Number and issued his NIN slip.”
This is not the first time Anthony Joshua will show his commitment to his country of origin, Nigeria as on Saturday, January 18th Joshua presented his belts to President Muhammadu Buhari in London.
When he lost his titles to Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz jnr in June last year, Joshua visited Nigeria and said it gave him inspiration to reclaim his belts later in December.