Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has met with Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong.
The governor extolled Mikel’s contribution to sports development in Nigeria.
A statement by the governor’s spokesman Makut Macham on Thursday said the governor spoke when the former Nigeria international paid him a courtesy visit.
The statement said Lalong described the international star as a pride to Plateau where he started his football career.
He urged the former Chelsea star to continue his good initiatives, and extend his contributions to other areas of investment in the state.
Lalong said the state was famous for grooming stars in sports, music, academia, banking and administration, among others.
He told Obi that the state would host an event tagged ‘Glorious Stars event’ alongside an nvestment and economic summit to showcase its potential.
He said the event would also reunite the stars that had emerged from Plateau over the years, saying the state was still a melting pot for all Nigerians and foreigners.
Obi said he planned to increase his investment in Plateau, and also engage in other social development activities.
He said the gesture was part of his efforts to give back to his place of birth.
Last Sunday, Obi visited Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello and pledged to “support him in whatever future political positions he wants to go into.”