I grew up in Jos – John Mikel Obi says as he donates palliative to the needy in Jos and ignores Anambra people

Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel has extended the Olive Branch to the people of Jos, the Plateau State capital as Nigerians continues the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The ex-Chelsea defensive midfielder made the pronouncement via a post on his official Instagram handle with pictures of the food items and a banner of himself wearing the respected Nigerian Number 10 jersey.

“Together we can all help. Today in Jos. Where I grew up.”

Recall that John Obi Mikel gave out poultry items to the needy two weeks ago to help them battle economic trials due to the outbreak of Covid-19 that resulted in total lockdown.

The 34-year-old donated items like rice in bags, beans in bags while noodles is also in the displayed menus made available for the people of Plateau state.

Some football fans from South East Nigeria have accused John Mikel Obi of ignoring the region firstly when the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner opened his Football Academy in Lagos while some others felt like he didn’t extend hands to Anambra State when he distributed 1,800 crates of eggs to some communities in the country.

Mikel was born in Jos, Plateau State and he is the son of Michael Obi, who runs an inter-state transport company in Jos. His father was a member of the Igbo ethnic group.

Mikel’s father is originally from Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but the “Catalyst” grew up in Jos, develop his game with Nigeria Professional Football League side Plateau United which is based Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria.

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