Former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi has been appointed as the Youth Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The 34-year-old player made this known on his Instagram handle on Friday evening.
I am extremely thankful and humbled by the honour bestowed upon me today by the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Akin Dare, to be appointed as a Youth Ambassador for the Federal Minsitry of Youth and Sports.
It has been one of my strongest passions to contribute to developing and uplifting Nigerian youth through sports across all boards and in doing so facilitate the development of sports in general in Nigeria. I am glad that the Hon. Minister and I share this vision and I shall commit myself fully in discharging the functions of this position and ensuring sports in Nigeria is revitalized and repositioned to give our youth a brighter future and return our nation to its glory days.
Once again, I am most grateful for this honour and shall do my best to represent the interests of the youth of this great nation.