Former Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi has revealed his desire to work with Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state for the betterment of Nigerians.
Mikel paid a courtesy visit to the governor on Sunday and praised his contribution to the progress of Kogi State.
The 34-year-old midfielder also promised to support Bello in his future political endeavours and help foster youth development.
“It is an honour for me to finally meet his Excellency personally after all the good things I have heard and read about him from not just the people of Kogi State but from Nigerians,” Mikel said as per the Guardian.
“My main aim is to come here to show my appreciation and to thank him for all the things he has been doing for the people and also to support him in whatever future political positions he wants to go into.
“I will like to be there to support him, to be there by his side through this journey for him to achieve whatever he wants which is for the betterment of Nigeria.
“What better person to lead the youths than him, because he has been doing all these good works and that is why I am here to see whatever way I can come in.
“To get the youths together to know and see how we can make things better for our country and how we can align to achieve all that”.