In a bid to inspire Nigerians to strive for excellence, the Federal Government has appointed erstwhile Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi as Youth Ambassador.
The appointment took place on Friday, at the NOC secretariat, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare, speaking at the event promised to support Mikel’s vision and the vision for sports development in the country and also assured the Stoke City midfielder of the Federal Government’s unalloyed support whenever he chooses to invest in the country.
“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 my pleasure to appoint you as Nigerian Youth Ambassador. It’s a new portfolio and your role as youth ambassador will be made known to Nigerians,”
While in response to the appointment, Mikel said;
“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”,