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Mikel Obi with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State
Mikel Obi, erstwhile Super Eagles captain, has lauded Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, what he described as his unique strategic engagement towards advancing youth sports in Lagos.
Obi who revealed in a post via his Instagram account, that he on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, offered him special thanks all he has been to enhance youth sports in Lagos.
Wrote Obi: “Special thanks to H.E, Governor of Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for a unique strategic engagement towards youth enablement and the advancement of sports in Lagos State”.
This, it will be recalled, is coming less than two weeks after he visited Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
The 34-year-old was appointed Youth Ambassador by the Federal Government of Nigeria last week.
Mikel Obi’s appointment was confirmed at an event held at the National Stadium, Lagos, which was attended by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare.
The footballer 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.”