NigerIan govt assures albinos of free skin cancer treatment

NigerIan govt assures albinos of free skin cancer treatment
March 01 11:16 2017

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has reiterated the commitment of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in sustaining the free treatment of skin cancer for people living with albinism.

Mrs. Oyo-Ita said this in her office when she received members of the Albinism Foundation of Nigeria led by Mr. Jake Epelle.

She said Nigeria was the only Country in the whole of Africa that was rendering that service free to people living with albinism.

She said people living with albinism were human beings like any other persons and ought to be treated with love and respect.

She, therefore, called on all Nigerians to find ways they can assist albinos, especially in the areas of employment and skills acquisition in order to help them improve their standard of living in the society.

In his remarks, founder of the Albinism Foundation of Nigeria, Mr. Jake Epelle said the association was in the Office of Head of the Civil Service to sensitize them of their core values, achievements and areas of challenges.

He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment towards handling the various challenges of the people living with albinism such as skin cancer, poverty, lack of empowerment and employment opportunities, among other things.