Joseph Yobo appointed as Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to Rivers State Governor

Posted on June 01 2016 , at 02:59 pm
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  • According to the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Yobo's appointment takes immediate effect.

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Yobo receiving a handshake from Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike before the kick off of his testimonial match
Former Super Eagles of Nigeria’s skipper, Joseph Yobo who has pulled down the curtains on his illustrious football career, has landed a new job.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers State, on Tuesday, appointed the former Everton defender as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development.

According to the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu,  Yobo’s appointment takes immediate effect.

With this, Yobo has now joined former teammate, Nwankwo Kanu as political office holders. Kanu was appointed Special Adviser to Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha in 2011.

READ: ‘Marriage is not by force’ – Joseph Yobo’s wife, Adaeze

Meanwhile, the Rivers State-born soccer star and his wife, Adaeze were conferred with chieftaincy titles in his hometown, Ogoni on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Yobo retired from football at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 after chalking up 101 caps at the Super Eagles.

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