Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi has been appointed as the honorary adviser on sports to the Plateau state government.
Born in Jos, Mikel had 91 appearances for the Nigeria national teams, scoring six goals.
Superstar rapper, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI Abaga, was also appointed as the honorary adviser on entertainment and creativity.
The state Governor Caleb Mutfwang’s spokesman Gyang Bere made this known in a statement on Thursday.
The governor described their appointments as part of his administration’s resolve to rebuild the foundation of excellence for the state.
He also approved the appointment of Prof. Christopher Yilwan as chief medical director of Plateau Specialist Hospital and Dr Agabus Manasseh as the director general, Plateau State Contributory Health Care Management Agency.
The governor also approved the appointments of Mathew Dawap as general manager, Plateau Mineral Development Company Ltd, and Helen Dabup, executive secretary, Local Government Service Pension Board.
The appointees also include 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 of implementation committee of Gender and Equal Opportunities Commission.