The federal government has appointed former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, as Youth Ambassador.
Special Adviser to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare made the disclosure at an event held at the National Stadium Iin Lagos.
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Dare described Mikel Obi as a role model whose lasting legacies in football development has continued to have a positive impact on youths in the country. He was made aware that he was chosen because of his excellent work ethic and sterling quality as a mentor to the youths who look up to him.
In his words: “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,”
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In his response, Mikel Obi 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.” he added.
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