Mikel Obi Foundation for launch tomorrow
By Solomon Nwoke
IN a bid to give back to the society, Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi is set to launch his pet project, ‘The Mikel Obi Foundation which comes up this Friday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Still basking from his victorious outing in the Champions League with Chelsea, Mikel said the launch of the Foundation tomorrow will hold simultaneously with a welcome party tagged ‘Welcome the Champion’ organised in his honour by members of the Lagos Business Community led by Prince Donatus Okonkwo.
According to Mikel, the foundation whose mission is to bring succour to the homeless and displaced people across the nation especially the ‘alamajiris’ would flag off in Jos, Plateau state capital.
“It was a dream for me when I was growing up. I know the way it feels, many are homeless and have no food to eat and it has always been in my mind to do something in this direction. I intend to make this a lifetime thing if it achieves the purpose. I have been in talks with other ‘NGOS” and have approached a number of corporate organisations and they all have given their support to this project”, Mikel said.
The executive governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola is expected to grace the occasion as a special guest of hounour.
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