International Soccer Megastar, Tijani Babangida has congratulated the Imo State Gov-elect Rochas Okorocha over his victory at the Governorship polls. In a phone call with, renowned Celebrity Publicist cum Political Blogger Joi John, the former Super Eagles player indicated that he was particularly pleased that the voice of the masses were heard in such a controversial election.
” It is a pity that Gov.Okorocha is not a Northerner because, many people from the North admire him. I don’t think the Imo people know what God has given them. Rochas has been touching the lives of the Youth for over ten years all over Nigeria. I recall when I was about to start the Soccer Academy. He personally took me to meet with the Governors of Adamawa, Kogi, Taraba in their respective states to assist me with the Poverty alleviation programme I was working on in, partnership with the Sokoto State Government. This was done out done out of his own good will to assist in getting help for the less priviledged young men in those states. Now he has been elected into Government, I believe he can do more of that. With his Chief of Staff, Prince Eze Madumere, I know he would have a solid team . I congratulate him once more and now, we pray for God to continue to guide and keep him focused to make Imo State better just as he had promised.” Stated Babangida
His Excellency Gov.Rochas Okorocha won a resounding Victory at the May 6th 2011 elections defeating the incumbent Gov.Ikedi Ohakim with a landslide Margin. On May 29th, he will be sworn in as the 14th Governor of Imo State and the 5th to be Democratically elected.
Tijani Babangida is a retired footballer who played as a Winger for the Nigerian National Team (Super Eagles). Over all he has played in Five different Countries across Three Continents. Babangida has over 30 games with the Super Eagles including Four at the 1998 World Cup in France. He has also participated in two Africa Cup of Nations Tournaments and, won the 1996 Olympics Competition with the National Team. With over 200 goals to his credit, Babangida retired from Professional football in 2004 and took up a career as a Football Agent.
An Entrepreneur and Philantrophist at heart, he continually contributes in enhancing the lives of the less priviledged youth all over Nigeria. He has set up various establishments including a Shopping Mall in his home state, Kaduna as a means to create job opportunites for the youth. Through his Soccer Academy, 10 young players at the least have been placed in professional clubs.
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