LUTON IT consultant Babatunde ‘Tunde’ Ajisola still can’t believe his luck.
Not only is he involved in the Olympics through his job with Acer UK, but he’s also been selected to carry the torch through his home town.
“That’s the icing on the cake,” he said.
“I’m currently a consultant with London 2012 Olympic Service Operations as part of the technology team at Canary Wharf.
“But it was a tremendous honour to be nominated and chosen to carry the flame when it passes through Luton ahead of the first games in the UK for 65 years.”
His wife Tola and their three-year-old daughter Ayobami will be out supporting him, while his proud parents back home in Nigeria will have their eyes glued to the television to see if they can catch a glimpse of their son.
Tunde, 32, who lives in Leagrave, came to the UK to study for his MSc at the University of Bedfordshire.
He was one of two Luton students elected to the Student Representative Council and quickly settled in because Lutonians were “so welcoming”.
“I meet people from all walks of life who genuinely believe in fair play, equality and prosperity for all,” he said.
He has volunteered with Bedfordshire Police at the retail crime unit near The Mall Luton, trained as a Green House mentor and qualified as a football referee.
He has already bought his torch and said: “Carrying it will be the experience of a lifetime.”