Joseph Yobo chose to sign for Pillars to honour the city of Kano where he was born.
Yobo has signed for the Kano-based side and will play in their remaining Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games of the season.
The signing is part of an ambassadorial deal the defender signed with the League Management Company (LMC) who are the organisers of the NPFL.
Four clubs were in the running to sign him before he chose Kano Pillars.
Media official of the NPFL side, Idris Malikawa has revealed that Yobo chose to join the club because he was born in the Kano where the outfit is based.
“We are delighted that Joseph Yobo, one of the biggest stars to have ever played for Nigeria, has decided to play for us,” Malikawa told Complete Sports.
“For those who don’t know, Yobo was born here in Kano and he knows the place very well.
“So, the place is like home to him and he feels like he is coming back home to play for his team.”
Ifeanyi Ubah FC were favourite to sign the former Everton defender due to his friendship with the proprietor, Ifeanyi Ubah.
Yobo could make his debut for the club when they host Sunshine Stars of Akure at their Sani Abacha Stadium in matchday 34.
He has the record of the most caps for the Super Eagles and played at Marseille, Standard Liege, Everton, Fenerbache and Norwich during his career.