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Youth groups join force For 3rd Editions of Danish Cup

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…As tourney kick off 24th November in FCT

Youth Converts Foundation Partners With Afrigrants Foundation With Support From Meta To Bring The Third Edition Of Danish Football Development Initiative (DFDI) On 24th-25th November 2022 in Nigeria

Youth Converts Foundation is a Nigerian based Non-Governmental Organization that is dedicated to using the power of sport for social development. Through DFDI, it is leveraging the love of soccer to build the capacity of the Nigerian youth.

In its third edition, DFDI will use its platform of sport development to build the leadership capacities of young women in Nigeria. The rationale for this edition is to Increase the knowledge of young women to become ambassadors for change in their environment.

Since Youth Converts creation in 2006, it has fully embraced sport initiatives as a critical part of achieving Sustainable Development. Through the DFDI platform, Youth Converts Partners with Danish coaches to incorporate teamwork, fair play, respect of the rules and others, cooperation, discipline, and tolerance into the lives of young women. These key values will build the capacity of young women to enhance social unity and equip them with skills for a professional life.

Partners for this edition of DFDI include Afrigrants Foundation, Meta, and Paul E. Football Club.

The event is open to the public.

About Youth Converts Foundation
Youth Converts Foundation is Non-Governmental Organization registered in Nigeria that uses the platform of sport to build capacity and address social issues in Sub Saharan Africa. Its Danish Football Development Initiative is a partnership with Danish soccer coaches to use soccer for development in Nigerian youth.

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Alternative Medicine Can Bridge Unemployment, Naira/Dollar Gap – Professor Says

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By David Maxwell

A university don who has taken a vibrant interest in phyto-medicine research, Professor Benjamin Amodu, says Nigeria can reduce unemployment as well as bridge the forex gap between the Naira and Dollar through Traditional, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine, TCAM.


He said this is very possible if both the government and the people join hands to project the vast potentials of the country to the foreign world.


Speaking to our reporter, he said: “My message. is that let us have a very huge hope in our herbs which God has endowed on us based on our location on the geography of the earth.
“This is a huge blessing God has given us and some of us have researched into them. It is just left for us to believe in them.


“So let us join hands with the government and move this country forward and get people all over the world to make Nigeria the destination for medical tourism as we reverse the incessant trips to India, China, Egypt and all the other destinations. “I can tell you categorically that TCAM is the best way to go. In fact’ if there is political will on the part of government, the Naira/dollar ratio will level up.


“The bulk of importation of drug products will fall and we will conserve our foreign exchange and channel it into other sectors.


“Government should even stand in the gap because there are a lot of things that can be done in this sector.


“Let us depend more on whatever we produce and forget about over-dependence on importation. When that happens, this huge youth unemployment ratio will be closed up as our subsistence farmers will go into extensive farming and production of the needed raw materials. And in so doing, you know they will employ many more hands to enable them to do this.


“You can imagine that the United States of America projected to make $30bn dollars in 2023 alone from alternative and complementary medicine,” Amodu said.


He then called on the Tinubu administration to build on what the previous administrator started and make Nigeria the hub for medical tourism.”


The huge government investment into this untapped multi-billion dollar industry however remains to be seen. Amodu is a 1980 graduate of Industrial Pharmacy from the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, and a professor of phytho-medicine from the Triune Biblical University, USA.

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