Mikel Obi, Former Super Eagles Captain has gotten an appointment from the Federal Government of Nigeria.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that John Mikel Obi has been appointed as Youth Ambassador to inspire young Nigerians to strive for excellence.
The event took place on Friday, June 18 in Lagos State at NOC Secretariat, National Stadium in Surulere Lagos. This is another move by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare to drive a vibrant youth for national development.
Speaking at the event, Sunday Dare said Mikel Obi is a living legend who has huge impact on the youths. Sunday Dare assured Mikel Obi of Federal Government’s support on his vision whenever he decides to invest in Nigeria.
“Time will not permit me to say much about Mikel’s success as a footballer. He is our legend and a role model who has continued to impact the lives of youth positively.”
“It is it my pleasure to appoint you as Nigeria Youth Ambassador. It’s a new portfolio and your role as youth ambassador will be made known to Nigerians,” the Minister asserted.”
Mikel Obi on his part assured the Sport Minister that he will work with his ministry on youth development .
“I feel highly honored to be appointed as Youth Ambassador of this country, it is a great feeling. I am happy with this partnership and I promise to do my best to encourage and inspire the youths towards national development not just in football but in other sports like Basketball, Boxing among others”, said Mikel.