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Anambra State DRC to intervene on albinism skin’s cancer

 

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Maduako Igbokwe l Monday, June 13, 2022

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ONITSHA, Anambra – Chairman of the Anambra State Disability Rights Commission ASDRC,  Chairman Barr. Chuks Ezewuzie has  stated that  the state government would  intervene in the fight of  albinism   skin’s cancer.

Ezewuzie made the promised while speaking to persons with albinism in Anambra State on the occasion of this year’s Albinism Awareness Day celebration organised by Anambra State Albinism Association  at Prof Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre Awka, Anambra State.

The theme of this year’s Albinism Awareness Day celebration is titled    “United in making our voice heard’ .  He urged those with Albinism   to   speak out through individual awareness campaign to people in their  local area to help change myths and misconception about them.

” People need to be educated on matters related to  albinism especially parents. A lot of parents don’t know their role to play in taking care of children with albinism.

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” Cancer cut people’s lives short but if you can avoid the sun ray and live a healthy life style by avoiding those things that trigger cancer cells, then you can live long and happy” he said .

According to  Ezewuzie, the Anambra State Disability Rights Law would listen   to any complain about discrimination against them because of their skin colour.

He  advised members of the albinism community in the state to always say Something When They See Something’ by drawing the attention of government through the  State Disability Rights Commission.

Speaking at the occasion,  the former Nigeria Ambassador to South Africa, Amb Uche Ajulu charged Anambra State Albinism Association to take their awareness campaigns to Ministries of Health, Education and other relevant agencies both in state and federal level advocating for their  rights .

 

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