U.S. Consul Common to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo has revealed that his authorities is using sport diplomacy as a software to forge stronger ties with Nigeria.
The diplomat, who revealed that sports activities diplomacy makes use of the common ardour for sports activities as a option to transcend variations and produce folks collectively, additionally stated that the U.S. authorities was dedicated to combating human trafficking, which she described as fashionable slavery.
Talking on the Women’ Soccer Programme titled: “Objective! Sturdy Women, Shiny Future,” and arranged by the usEmbassy yesterday, the envoy stated, “participation in sports activities teaches management, teamwork, and communication expertise that assist younger folks achieve all areas of their lives.
“And our envoys are right here to not solely educate these women soccer expertise, but in addition to interact younger girls and women on a vital matter – human trafficking.
“The Nigerian authorities has made spectacular efforts to fight trafficking and unlawful migration. America commends each Federal and State Governments for what they’ve executed and we encourage them to do extra.
“However it is usually the accountability of residents to assist cease trafficking. By means of applications like these, women can grow to be conscious of the hazards of trafficking and discover ways to detect and forestall it, and higher shield themselves.
“Extra importantly, these women should be inspired to be assured and really feel empowered to pursue their goals by buying an training, thereby making a greater life for themselves and enhancing their communities.”
The programme held on the Campos Mini Stadium, Onikan, Lagos attracted outstanding sports activities personalities from Nigeria, in addition to U.S. icons, together with Joanna Lohman, knowledgeable athlete for 12 years, and sport diplomat, who has been touring the world and operating programmes in much less developed nations that promote gender equality, battle decision, cultural understanding, and financial improvement.
Additionally on the programme was Staci Wilson, a former skilled soccer participant with in depth expertise coaching athletes, groups and coaches. She performed on the 1996 United States Ladies’s Nationwide Staff that received the primary ever Olympic Gold Medal for Ladies’s Soccer.