Ex-Footballer Mikel Obi Appointed as Honorary Adviser to Plateau state Governor
Plateau State governor, Caleb Muftwang, has appointed former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, and rapper Jude Abaga also known as MI as honorary advisers.
Obi was appointed as Honorary Adviser on Sports while MI is the new Honorary Adviser on Entertainment and Creativity.
Muftwang in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Gyang Bere 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.
Muftwang also approved the appointment of Professor Christopher Yilwan as the Chief Medical Director of the Plateau Specialist Hospital and Dr Agabus Manasseh as the Director General, Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency.
Mathew Dawap was appointed as General Manager, Plateau Mineral Development Company Limited while Helen Dabup, was made Executive Secretary, Local Government Service Pension Board by the governor.
Other appointees by the governor included Ishaku Jilemsam, Programme Manager, Plateau Agricultural Development Programme; Samuel Gwott, General Manager Plateau Express Service; Hart Bankat, General Manager, Jos Metropolitan Development Board; and Olivia Dazyem, Special Adviser on Gender and Chairperson Implementation Committee of Gender and Equal Opportunities Commission.
He also approved the appointments were Hon Alex Chup, Chairman, Teacher’s Service Commission; Hon Sunday Amuna, Acting Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB); and Prof Ishaya Pam, Honorary Adviser on Healthcare and members of Abuja Liaison Directorate; among others.