Embassy To Send Five IDPs To US For Sport Programme

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The US Embassy in Nigeria said it would send five Nigerian Football talents, who are Internally Displaced Persons to the US to participate in a State Department-sponsored Sports Visitor programme.

The embassy, which disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said that the programme would hold from August 1 to August 19.

According to the embassy, the five participants, made up of three males and two females, were selected from IDP camps in Benue State and Abuja.

It added that the participants would attend the programme with their chaperones.

The participants include Rosemary James, Wisdom Abeh, John Dawa, Blessing Ayila, and Lorliam Theophilus.

It said that the participants would be expected to also receive English Language tutorials and other classroom instructions to improve their prospects for academic success.

The US State Department’s Sports Visitors programme targets hard-to-reach key youths as well as established athletes.

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