US govt selects David Anyaele for Gold Star Program

US govt selects David Anyaele for Gold Star Program

- The American government has picked Nigerian man, David Anyaele, among many in Africa for a virtual event

- Called the Gold Star Program, the event will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ADA, an event Anyaele became the only selected African participant

- The US said the Nigerian was chosen for the August event because of his excellent leadership qualities

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The American government through the US Mission in Nigeria has recognized a Nigerian, David Anyaele, the director of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities.

Anyaele was selected out of many to participate in a virtual Gold Star program, which will be organized in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

One very significant thing about his selection is that he is the only African that was chosen from Africa because of his excellent leadership skills.

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It should be noted that the Nigerian was a participant of the International Visitors Leadership Program: Marginalised Populations and Health Care in 2017.

According to the mission, there has been an increase of people with disabilities in the workplace and communities since the signing of the ADA in 1990.

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A collage of David Anyaele and President Trump. Photos sources: NYPost/Facebook/US Mission Nigeria
A collage of David Anyaele and President Trump. Photos sources: NYPost/Facebook/US Mission Nigeria
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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the US Mission to the African Union recognized the effort of a Nigerian man, Oluwayomi Zeblon, for helping his peers during coronavirus pandemic.

A student at Lagos State University, the young man was able to organize a teaching session for his mates online in order to empower them to bring about change in their communities.

America was described as an inspiring leader who is passionate about making others achieve development by helping them overcome their weaknesses.

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“The youth are enthusiastic about the development. They just don’t all know how to go about it, how to get started.

“I noticed a lot of youth called to action during the pandemic were lacking the skills needed to implement their projects,” he said.

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Oluwayomi believes that he could equip his peers with the required tools or motivation to make changes happen in their societies.

Recall when another Nigerian, Angel Adelaja, who is doing something really great in the agricultural sector, was recognised by the US.

She is the owner of Fresh Direct Nigeria, a company that is very concerned with the production of food produce.

The wonderful thing about what she does is that she does a kind of farming that is known as hydroponics, a crop growing system that does not need soil.

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Another thing is that though the farming does not use the kind of water the traditional type uses, it produces 15 times more than normal farming.

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