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Nigerians Advocate For Human Rights of Persons with Albinism

Chief Judge Of the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Justice U.I Bello has called on Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other relevant agencies to collaborate with persons with albinism so as to eliminate all stereotypes, myths, and stigmatization associated with albinism in the country.

 

 

The CJ who stated this at an official launching of the foundations of albinism rights project today in Abuja that a proper inclusion of persons with albinism will enable them to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of their communities.

 

 

Consequently, one of the participants Dr. Aladesanmi Adedapo who narrated his experience in the police force and how he has been denied of his appointment letter from the Nigerian Police Force basically on the issue of skin color despite his core performance in the training exercise, appealled to the government to resolve the circumstances surrounding his appointment to enable him contribute his quota for nation building.

 

 

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria Christopher Thornley in his speech said that discrimination of persons irrespective of his outstanding will always have a negative impact to the country's development.

 

 

Our Correspondent Raliat Adenekan report that Chief Justices from different courts, representatives of the Human Rights Commission as well as the  Canadian High Commissioner His Excellency Christopher Thornley was at the event to deliberate on the seeming trends of albinism in Nigeria.

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