Former super eagles captain, John Mikel Obi and Nigerian Rapper M.I Abaga has bagged political appointments under the administration of the current Plateau State governor, Caleb Muftwang.
Mikel Obi was appointed as Honorary Adviser on Sports while M.I is the new Honorary Adviser on Entertainment and Creativity.
In a statement signed by the Governors’ spokesperson Gyang Bere, the Governor said the appointments are parts of his administration’s plan to erect the bedrock of excellence for Plateau state.
Mikel who grew up in Jos, the Plateau state capital, made a mark in football during his heydays as he won a plethora of laurels with Nigeria and Chelsea.
The former Nigeria Super Eagles captain, who is a cult hero for many football lovers, scored only one goal and contributed ten assists in the English Premier League in 249 appearances for Chelsea and left the club in January 2017.
Mikel is Nigeria’s most decorated player with the most trophies in England after making 372 appearances in all competitions for the Blues and winning two Premier League titles, three FA Cups, the Champions League and Europa League amongst his extensive silverware collection.