Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has declared that poking jokes at people living with Albinism is also a form of human rights abuse.
According to Obiano, it is a violation of the human right of a person if he/she is bullied or discriminated for being an albino and the governor stressed that he will not hesitate to punish anyone found guilty of bullying albinos.
The state commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba spoke on behalf of the governor at an event to celebrate the International Albinism Awareness Day 2021
He said: “Anambra remains an example of what we call solidarity with the human family.
“That is why we will not tolerate any form of discriminatory practices against people living with albinism or any other group of people who require special attention.
“People living with Albinism require a certain level of assistance to be as to do certain things. To create a more human society, we have the obligation to work in solidarity with people like them and not to discriminate against them.
“It is discriminatory for people to treat them with disdain, and the government looks at it as a violation of human rights. If we discriminate against a certain group of people, the society will be denying itself a certain stock of talents, and that must not be condoned in today’s world, which is defined by globalisation.”
“We are normal human beings, and we do not see ourselves as special beings, so the people should see us so too. We do not discriminate against people, but people discriminate against us.
“We thank the Anambra State government for taking time to make laws that can protect our rights, but that has not entirely solved our problem. We decided to use this year’s International Albinism Awareness Day to bring government, monarchs and the larger society together, for them to know what we suffer every day,”
Source: www.Newzandar News