14 June 2021 By JOEY Anzaku,
The Albino Foundation has called on government at all levels to protect the rights of persons with Albinism.
Founder and Chief Executive of the Foundation, Jake Epele made the call in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Lafia.
Mr Epele appealed to the National Assembly to make laws in the ongoing constitutional review that would not only sanction people who discriminate against persons with Albinism, but avail them equal opportunity to contribute their quota to national development.
According to Mr Epele, people with Albinism have all it takes to contribute to good governance hence the need for a legislation that would protect their rights.
While calling on persons with Albinism not to be discouraged with their condition Epele urged them to focus on what they can do to prove their ability in disability.
Mr Epele also emphasized the need for free and compulsory education to prepare them for the future and give them a sense of belong.
Some Albinos in Lafia: Odey Dominic Ajah and John Ronaldo Maigwa said they struggled with inferiority complex and were stigmatized as kids, but as they grew older the society accepted them and provided them equal opportunity as others.
The United Nations theme for this year’s International Albinism Awareness Day is ‘Strength Beyond All Odds’.