The Albino Foundation, TAF has said that Albinism is among the higher level of Nigerians’ vulnerable group, this is as the World commemorates the International Albinism Awareness Day.
The Founder of The Albino Foundation, Jake Epelle stated this at the two-day event to commemorate the International Albinism Awareness Day Celebration in Abuja.
Epelle said the International Albinism Awareness Day Celebration in Nigeria was commemorated annually on June 13, to improve the awareness and response to challenges of persons with albinism and their families.
He said Albinism could be classified in the higher level of Nigeria’s vulnerable groups as the full potentials of most persons with Albinism was yet to be harnessed due to myths and misconceptions associated with the condition.
This he said over the years, have been interpreted as truth in which parents in certain areas still restrain from sending their children with albinism to school because it was considered a waste of time.