The Nigerian Federal Government has on Friday 18th June, 2021, appointed Super Eagles star, John Mikel Obi, as a Nigerian Youth Ambassador. ayokinews.com reports
His appointment was confirmed at the National Stadium, Lagos, an event which was well gazed by the prominent Nigerian, high ranking government officials including the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The sports Minister described Mikel as a “role model whose lasting legacies in football development has continued to have a positive impact on youths in the country.”
Reacting to his new appointment, he said; “I feel highly honoured 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.”