The Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha on Wednesday appointed the former Super Eagles striker, Kanu Nwankwo as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports Matters.
The confirmation of Kanu as the senior special adviser to the governor was made known in a statement issued by the governor’s aide on New Media, Izuchukwu Akwarandu.
36Naija understands that the appointment was made at the government house in Owerri, the Imo state capital when Kanu visited Governor Ihedioha.
The statement by Akwarandu reads; “The governor, Emeka Ihedioha, received one of the country’s football legends, Kanu Nwankwo, at the Government House, Owerri, on August 14, 2019.”
“Papilo, as fondly called by his fans, came to present his most recent CAF award, which was given to him at the just concluded Nations Cup in Egypt, to the sports-loving governor of Imo State. The star also presented a branded jersey to the governor.”
“The governor while welcoming the former Super Eagles goal poacher, announced Kanu Nwankwo as his Senior Special Assistant on Sports.”