Former Super Eagles captain and Stoke City of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi has revealed plans to increase his investment in Plateau State and engage in other social development activities.
He said the gesture was part of his efforts to give back to his place of birth and where his football career which had taken him to the global stage, started.
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The former Chelsea player who disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State at the Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, praised the governor for his efforts at restoring peace in Plateau State.
A statement by the director of press and public affairs, office of the governor, Dr Makut Macham, said Governor Lalong extolled the contribution of former Super Eagles captain to sports development in Nigeria and urged to continue his good initiatives and extend his contributions to other areas of investment in the State.
Lalong said the state was famous for grooming stars in sports, music, academia, banking and administration, among others.
He told Obi that the state would host an event tagged ‘Glorious Stars event’ alongside an Investment and Economic summit, to showcase its potential.
He said the event would also reunite the stars that had emerged from Plateau over the years, saying the state was still a melting pot for all Nigerians and foreigners.