‘‘We are proud of these achievements and the memories will linger with the nation forever and for me this is a special moment,” said Mr Buhari.
The quartet achieved this feat in record breaking fashion, running 42.10 seconds to break the barely one month old 42.22 seconds African record they set in Oregon.
It was not a great outing for Nigeria in the men’s and women’s 100m track events at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Wednesday.
The record sees Amusan, 25, lead the semi-final race, which is expected to take place in the early hours of Monday.
Nigeria’s women’s 4 x 100 metres relay team were unsuccessful on Thursday as they could only turn in a time of 43.25 seconds in their heat at the Tokyo Olympics.
Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha on Monday in Tokyo at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games advanced to the semi-finals in the women’s 200 metres event.
Itsekiri will now appear in Sunday’s first semi-final, while Adegoke will compete in the second semi-final.