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Foundation warns athletes and women against human trafficking

By Aderogba George

An NGO, the Roost Foundation, has warned sportsmen and women against trafficking through sport.

The executive president of the NGO, an anti-trafficking organization, Ms. Julie Okah-Donli, gave the warning during a golf competition between professionals from the BWI Golf and Country Club and the NNG golf club .

The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the competition was organized by the clubs, in conjunction with the Roost Foundation to mark World Anti-Trafficking Day 2021, usually celebrated on July 30.

Okah-Donli, who is also the president in charge of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Trafficking, said the competition was organized to raise awareness of the evils and consequences of trafficking.

According to her, sport is one of the activities used for people smuggling all over the world, adding that sports consciousness is to let the world come together for the total elimination of the threat.

The executive chairman, who is a member of the Pros, said the competition was aimed at making Nigerians understand that tackling the threat is for everyone and not for the government alone or any particular part of society.

“Many people think that the fight against trafficking rests on the shoulder of the government; it’s not just for government alone; everyone has a role to play; the press has its role; the fight involves everyone.

“So when you tell them that we come together as members of the IBB Golf Club to work with the government and the Roost Foundation to fight human trafficking, it will attract a lot.

“Human trafficking is real. People can be trafficked through sports activities. It’s our own way of raising awareness to tell Nigerians that human trafficking is real and can happen through sport.

One golfer, Mr. Okey Akobundu, described golf as a wonderful game capable of improving the health of the body.

According to him, playing golf is enjoying nature, coming home happier through self-expression and being mentally aware of your responsibilities, both within the club and in the world.

“We are here to tell each other about the danger inherent in human trafficking. We are all mobilizing to fight the threat and reduce it to the bare minimum in society, ”said Akobundu, a lawyer.

Mr Mac Ekechukwu, insurance expert at Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc and also a golfer, said club members were there to raise awareness about human trafficking through sport.

“People need to know about human trafficking and the harm it can bring to the world, if left unchecked.

“This has become necessary so that they too can join the government, the Roost Foundation and other interested agencies in tackling the threat,” he said.

Ekechukwu added that if awareness could reach various groups and clubs, the threat would be greatly reduced. (NAA)

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