National Chairman of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Rev. Samuel Ikpea and an estimated 30,000 football fans are set to make the ‘Red Card’ campaign a reality in the bid to help put an end to escalating deaths of Nigerians and other migrants on the Mediterranean Sea and the harrowing experiences in Libyan slave camps.
The two days event scheduled to begin tomorrow with an elaborate road show through the streets of Lagos will see captains of industries, footballers and officials of the supporters club raise awareness on the ills of trying to migrate to Europe using the same routes where some Nigerians have been turned into slaves in Libya.
There is going to be a brief real-time and digitally relayed endorsement messages from CAF, FIFA, UNHCR and other international sports and humanitarian agencies– including special Sports Business and SME (Small and medium scale enterprises).
According to Ikpea, “Day 1 of the event will be streamed live online and will witness a show tagged :” Total Red Card “which will entail the participant of approximately 30,000 fans in simultaneous raising up of Red Cards in a symbolic mass campaign against the escalating deaths on the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara Desert.
“There is a need to enlighten our citizens on the dangers of taking this huge risk of travelling to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea or across the Sahara Desert.