By Ruth Harley,
Quotes taken from The Times Newspaper article – Thank you for your support to End FGM!
Efe Ambrose is the father of three children, two of whom are daughters. He now lives with his family in Scotland but remains attached to Nigeria and the fate of its people. Taken from The Times Interview below are some tweetable quotes to share about how Efe feels about the practice of FGM and his decision to join the #BornPerfect campaign.
In his recent interview for the national newspaper The Times he shares the following:
Retweet! Share! Like!"I am doing it for my kids, doing it for the voiceless – for young kids who cannot speak up for themselves." Efe Ambrose joins #EndFGM campaign #BornPerfect Click To Tweet "FGM is something I heard about growing up but I didn't pay much attention to. Now I pay more attention and decided to learn everything about it. I believe we need to put a stop to it." Efe Ambrose joins #EndFGM campaign #BornPerfect Click To Tweet "We should give the young child the voice to speak not allow criminals to force a young child to do something she is not willing to do." Efe Ambrose joins #EndFGM campaign #BornPerfect Click To Tweet "Every girl at this age should be able to speak and say 'I want to do this or I don't want to do this.' We need to give the girl the right to speak for themselves." Efe Ambrose joins #EndFGM campaign #BornPerfect Click To Tweet
…For this to happen the parents need to educate the children and give them some sense of the effects and what can happen. They will not know the other side of it now, but in the long run, there is going to be a problem. There are so many side effects that they should know about and should be spoken about.”
When asked why FGM still happens… Ambrose responded:
“…Tradition, Culture, and belief. In Africa, tradition and culture are always key. I believe the lack of education is the key fact here, I believe every child should be able to have access to a good education. To learn, it can change so many things, in some parts of Africa they do not have that access, so the education, knowledge, and understanding about things like this simply are not there.”"I believe not only footballers but everyone should take this on board because it's something to do with the future of your child or the child of someone else." Efe Ambrose joins #EndFGM campaign #BornPerfect Click To Tweet "Love is the most important thing. You should love your neighbour as you love yourself, that's what the bible says. That's why we are doing this. We want the younger generation of girls to benefit so we need to start the fight right now… Click To Tweet