Madam Emeku said she has observed in Africa that people living with the condition have been victims of circumstances especially in East Africa, where they are being hunted by people and killed for sacrificial purposes.
Speaking to reporters in Paynesville on Monday when she donated used clothing to several albino children, Richarnin said her visit to Liberia was to ascertain facts for herself that people living with albinism in Liberia are roaming the streets of Monrovia without care. She however noted that contrary to the information, it is only small portion of albinos that can be seen in the streets as compared to her country Nigeria.
She said what is unfolding in Liberia as it relates to albino is the failure of the Government to absorb them in the labour sector and make them to be part of the governance process of the country, while at the same time albino enrollment in school is poor in Liberia.
Madam Emeku claimed that discrimination against albinos in Liberia may not be as widespread as compared to other African countries like Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and other places in the region, but observed that perhaps the albinos are not ably represented in the Liberian society.
She noted that if people living with albinism were ably represented and recognized by the Liberian Government they will be part of national development and other initiatives that would bring pride and dignity to their lives.
The Nigerian humanitarian who is also an albino also disclosed that everywhere in Africa, albino children suffer at the hands of those children who are not living with the condition in schools and recreational centers due to the failures of authority to educate children about people living with these polarized skins.
She said even the male counterparts are also afraid of the female albino because of the generic background of the individual that if they make love with the albino lady and she conceives in the process, she will eventually born albino baby.
Madam Emeku described the concept as “irrational” and said “what about a woman that was living with deformities, making love and born a child without deformation neither on their skin or facing no dismemberment? Shall we discriminate that woman?” she asked.
The Nigerian albino said she is married with four children, and none of them is albino neither her husband but they are living happily, without discrimination in the family; therefore she said the same thing can happen in Liberia.
Madam Emeku noted that shortly, she and other albino organizations around Africa including Liberia will be presenting a special message to the United Nations to prevail on other African Governments that are involved in discriminating against albinos, and also killing them for sacrificial purposes as was done in Tanzania last year to stop or face some punishments.
She called on all people living with albino to make themselves a part of the society and not to discriminate themselves, but to always take challenge in society despite their generic condition.
The Nigerian national said she has a Master’s degree in Physical Science, majoring in Chemistry. She is also an Instructor at the Nigeria Polytechnic University at the State of Ibadan. She called on African leaders to treat albinos as normal people in society.