Jose Foundation, Gareth Southgate seek end to child abuse
In a press statement yesterday in Abuja, President of Jose Foundation, Prince Martins Abhulimhen, said it has become necessary to take the campaign to sports managers following recent shocking revelation of sex abuses in the United States Gymnastics Team and conviction of its former doctor, Larry Nassar to 40 to175 years for sexually abusing young athletes.
He said the meeting with Mr. Gareth Southgate, the coach of the Three Lions (England’s national football team) was to advocate protection of children in sports against any form of sexual exploitation.
“Jose Foundation tasked authorities to tackle child sexual exploitation while discussing abuse in football with the England national team manager, Mr. Gareth Southgate. He agreed completely that institutions has failed many victims and advocates that more should be done to protect children in sports.
“Southgate endorses our Abuja CSE planned workshop by signing and wishes us the best in our endeavour to end child sexual exploitation worldwide.
“Our quest for solutions in the international community has encouraged us to bring all stakeholders under one roof in Abuja to proffer solutions to this crime against children and the future of our children,” Abhulimhen said.
He stated that the foundation’s commitment to end child sexual exploitation has earned it full invitation to participate at the April summit on sexual abuse by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington DC, USA.
While challenging authorities in Nigeria to take action against sexual exploitation of children and the vulnerable in the country, Abhulimhen said Jose Foundation remained fearless in its quest to take the campaign to end the menace to every nook and crannies of Nigeria and other parts of the world.
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