Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi is to partner with Niger State in the area of sports development. The Chelsea player made this known during a meeting with Niger’s Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, who was in London for medical check-up. The meeting held after last Saturday’s London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal.
Shedding light on this, the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Bamidele David said that “Mikel invited His Excellency to be his guest in that match. On receiving the invitation, he agreed based on the initial letter.
After the match, Mikel hosted the Governor to a dinner and in which they had a bilateral discussion on the way forward for the development of sports in Niger State.
“Both agreed to partner together in the development of sports. Mikel added that Niger State being close to the FCT, Abuja need to have a standard FIFA Stadium that will attract international matches and friendlies.
He hailed the recent promotion of Niger Tornadoes , to the Nigeria Premier League”, added David, who noted that Governor Bello extended his hands of friendship to Mikel, assuring him of government cooperation in terms of sports development.