Nigeria: Mikel Visits Lalong, Pledges More Investments in Plateau

18 June 2021

Jos — Former Super Eagles Captain and Stoke City Star, John Obi Mikel, has hinted of plans to increase his investments in Plateau State and also engage in other social development activities as a way of giving back to his place of birth and where his footballing career took wings.

Mikel who visited Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong at the Governor's Lodge in Abuja, lauded his efforts at restoring peace in the state. Mikel attributed this move for the development and prosperity in the state.

The former Chelsea star described Jos where he was born and raised as his home.

Mikel recalled with nostalgia his upbringing in the state and the hospitality and love of the people around him as well as the beautiful and serene atmosphere of the state which was main attraction for people from within and outside the country.

While receiving the football star, Lalong described Mikel as a pride to Nigeria, and Plateau State in particular.

The governor said Plateau remains famous for grooming stars in sports, entertainment, academia, banking, administration among others.

He therefore urged Mikel to continue to connect with the state and show more presence by contributing to the development of not only sports, but other areas of investment.

The governor is looking forward to a summit of ex internationals that have their roots in the state.

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