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27 Oct 2017

Albinos in Plateau State Appeal to Government to Include Them in Decision Making

People suffering from albinism in the north-central part of Nigeria have appealed to the All Progressives Congress-led administration in Plateau State to incorporate their views in governance.
Some albinos in Plateau State
The establishment of the Plateau state disabilities rights commission has been described a bold step to giving the physically challenged a sense of belonging.

State commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Dayyabu Garga stated this when the chairman albino foundation Plateau state chapter, Abel Mvenoaga led other members on a visit to his office.

The albino foundation was established in 2006 for persons with albinism and vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities in the society.

The foundation equally partners with disability organizations and institutions in Nigeria to ensure that person with albinism and other vulnerable groups are socially and economically empowered.

Plateau state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Dayyabu Garga said his ministry in collaboration with all the 17 local government chairmen in the state is to engage them in ventures that will improve their lives.

Garga urge them to accept their condition as an act of God. Earlier, Plateau state chairman Albino foundation, Abel Mvenoaga said they are at the commissioner’s office to seek areas of collaboration with the government to involve them in appointment and decision making.

Abel commended Governor Simon Lalong for establishing the Plateau state disability rights commission.

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