Federal Government Appoints John Obi Mikel Youth Ambassador

Federal Government Appoints John Obi Mikel Youth Ambassador

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:43 PM
  • Mikel Obi who was the captain of the Super Eagles has been appointed as Youth ambassador by the Federal Government
  • Sports Minister Sunday Dare gave the former Chelsea midfielder this appointment on Friday, June 18, in Lagos
  • Mikel Obi who won the African Nations Cup with Nigeria promised to be eloquent in the discharge of his duties

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Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has landed a big role with the Federal Government of Nigeria after been appointed as Youth ambassador in an announcement made by the Minister of Sports Sunday Dare.

The ceremony was held at the National stadium, Surulere in Lagos on Friday, June 18, which was attended by big sporting personalities in Nigeria.

Since Sunday Dare came on board as the Sports Minister, the Ogbomoso man has been able to change the face of football and other sporting activities in the country.

Sunday Dare and Mikel.
Nigeria's Sports Minister Sunday Dare and Mikel Obi. Photo: Kola Daniel
Source: UGC

Following the completion of the League season in Europe, John Obi Mikel decided to travel back home to Nigeria where he has also met Governor of Plateau state.

And while speaking at the event in Lagos on Friday, Sports Minister Sunday Dare described Mikel Obi as a role model and someone who should be celebrated.

According to the Press Statement sent by the Minister's Media Aide Kola Daniel, Sunday Dare enjoined Mikel Obi to be proactive in the discharge of his duties.

While responding to his new appointment, John Mikel Obi thanked the Federal Government for the new role and promised to do his best for the development of the Youths.

''I feel highly honored to be appointed as Youth ambassador of this country and I promise to do my best to encourage and inspire the youths towards national development which is not only football.''

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Omoyele Sowore who is a Nigerian human rights activist expressed disappointment for Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho to have visited Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.

Kelechi Iheanacho and other Super Eagles stars are currently in Nigeria after the completion of the 2020/21 League season in Europe and other parts of the world.

And since the EURO 2020 championship is currently going on in Italy, Kelechi Iheanacho and other Nigerian players playing in Europe have the time to rest before traveling back.

Recently, the former Manchester City forward was spotted at the Government House in Lokoja on a visit to say hello to Governor Yahaya Bello who was so happy to see the footballer.

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