Okorocha announced Kanu’s appointment at a special dinner in honour of the former Arsenal and Inter Milan star, who called time on his international career at the weekend in Lagos.
“The Governor announced Kanu’s appointment at the gala dinner after the testimonial on Saturday,” head of the Kanu Heart Foundation (KHF), Onyebuchi Abia, informed MTNFootball.com
Okorocha was a special guest of honour at the Kanu testimonial.
Kanu, 34, was born in Owerri, capital city of Imo State and played for the state’s top club Iwuanyanwu Nationale (now Heartland FC) before he moved to Europe to pursue a professional career.
Fans and some of Africa’s top stars like Samuel Eto’o Fils, Kolo Toure, ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Rigobert Song, Michael Essien and Emmanuel Adebayor defied the heavy rains Saturday in Lagos to pay tribute to Kanu, who will now focus on his club career as well as his heart foundation.