Feb. 17, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments
We’ll Help Nigerian Youths Actualize Their Dreams; U.S Mission Nigeria Pledges
The United States Mission in Nigeria has pledged to support Nigerian youths in actualizing their dreams through mentoring.
The Deputy Head, Public Affairs Office of the U.S Consulate General, Lagos, Mrs. Jennifer Foltz made this pledge during a “meet and interact” visit to Chrisland University on Thursday, 17th February, 2022 at the University Auditorium.
She urged Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurship development as part of keys to national development.
While reiterating the significance of Nigeria’s entrepreneurs to the continual progression of economy, Mrs. Foltz stated that the U.S Mission Nigeria is committed to help youths actualize their dreams by imparting them on social entrepreneurship and employing technologies to drive economy.
According to her, the organization with the aim to reinforce local and national systems is building institutional capacity in the provision of health and education services; and supporting improvements in agricultural productivity, job expansion in the rural sector, and increasing supplies of clean energy in Nigeria.
Mrs Foltz also noted that the organization is not resting on its oars in creating job opportunities in Nigeria, adding that there are several employment opportunities at the embassies, World Bank and United Nations.
She however encouraged Nigerian youths to explore the organization’s website for available job opportunities.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, who expressed the University’s appreciation for the visit of the U.S. Consulate General, underscored that strategic alliances of the Institution with U.S consulate would foster capacity building, U.S/Nigeria relationship and continuous harmony, exchange of students, and knowledge sharing.
The Vice-Chancellor, while welcoming the American Diplomats on behalf of the Chancellor, and Founder, High Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Winifred Awosika OON, the Board of Trustees (BOT), Governing council, staff and students of Chrisland University, appreciated the wealth of experience from the US HQ, Rwanda, and the Philippines, that Mrs. Foltz brings on to her important post in Nigeria as the one in charge of educational and exchange programs of the US government.
She also lauded the BOT members, Prof. Eyiwunmi Falaye, Dr. Busola Faseun and Dr. Olufemi Awosika who were all in attendance at the event.
In a vote of thanks speech on behalf of the student, Miss Omotola Olori who is a 400level student in the Department of English lauded the organization for donating books to the University, noting that the generous donation was an elevation for Chrisland.
The seminar also included a question and answer session, and a concurrent interactive virtual session with students and staff on "Best Approach to Online Research and the use of eLibraryUSA (U.S. government paid educational/research database) presented by Director of the America Center at the U.S. Consulate, Samuel Eyitayo.
Earlier, the team from the U.S Consulate General paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor in her office, informing her about the purpose of the visitation.