The Rangers midfielder's start at Ibrox has been superb.
The Ibrox midfielder has been in sparkling form at the start of the 2019/20 season, scoring three goals in seven matches and emerging as a prime pick in Steven Gerrard's engine room.
Displaying attacking ambition and the physical robustness to get stuck into midfield battles, the Gers appear to have found an all-rounder well capable of excelling at Scottish Premiership level.
He's looked good in European competition too and will be hoping to help his team reach the group stages of the UEFA Europa League.
The chance to play at international level should be great for his development in the long-term and ultimately his career at Rangers, even if another playing dashing round the world to play friendlies and the like isn't ideal.
Having a squad full of international talent is surely the aim for Gerrard and his coaching staff. The team is finally reaching the kind of standard that Rangers fans have been looking for, for years.
Fair to say then that some supporters are delighted with the news, with some feeling it's vindication for the player after former manager Lee Bowyer's criticism for his move to Glasgow.
These fans have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news...
Lee Bowyer needs to reign it in a bit. Joe Aribo was unknown this time last year. A year and 6 games later with the famous and he has a call up up to the Nigeria squad. That's what happens when you sign wae a big club.— Scumgum Evans (@Fruit_Bowls) August 15, 2019
Joe Aribo called up to the Nigeria squad! Quality stuff, Get in there big man.— Stu (@boag22) August 14, 2019
Well deserved— James Moore (@NOTELINYI) August 14, 2019
Absolutely brilliant that!!— Mikey Boyd (@mike_boyd88) August 14, 2019
Another international in the team— deco19761 (@deco19761) August 14, 2019
Times they are a changing
hope Aribo plays for Nigeria purely to wind Lee Bowyer and his ilk up even more.— DC (@stramashes) August 14, 2019
Joe Aribo gets called up for Nigeria. Charlton must be ragin’. #seethe— Ninj. (@NinjaMan54) August 14, 2019
I see Joe aribo has been handed his first cap for Nigeria. Didn't Lee bowyer say rangers was the wrong move for him?— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) August 14, 2019
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