Wike appoints Yobo SSA

By Aisha John-Mark with Agency report

Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has been appointed senior special assistant on sports development to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
Yobo recently played in his testimonial and centenary game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Friday, to end a glorious career that spanned 13 years.
The event was attended by Governor Wike, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah and former Everton coach David Moyes.
Top African and Nigerian stars converged on Port Harcourt to honour the 35-year-old retired defender. These include Jay Jay Okocha, Samuel Eto’o, Nwankwo Kanu, Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Lomana Lualua, Laryea Kingston, Danny Shittu, Vincent Enyeama, Mutiu Adepoju, Ike Shorunmu, Austin Eguavoen and Ben Iroha.
Current Eagles stars Ahmed Musa, Godfrey Oboabona, Efe Ambrose and Joel Obi were also present to honour their former captain.
Wike also appointed Mr. Chibuzor Aholu as the Senior Special Assistant on Financial Matters.
The governor’s Special Assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu issued a statement on Tuesday in Port Harcourt saying the appointments take immediate effect.
Yobo played in 101 games for the Super Eagles in a glittering career.