The federal government has appointed Super Eagles star Mikel Obi as a youth ambassador few days after he visited Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello. This was announced at an event held Friday at the National Stadium, Lagos, which was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
According to the Special Adviser to Dare on Media, John Joshua-Akanji, Mikel was described by the Minister as a “role model whose lasting legacies in football development has continued to have a positive impact on youths 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 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,” Dare said, assuring Mikel Obi of Federal Government support whenever he chooses to invest in the country.
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The football star appreciated the government for the appointment and promised to inspire and encourage the youth towards national development. “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.”
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