Polio: Survivor, Nollywood actress warn against discrimination
A polio survivor and founder, Polio Rescue Association, Olugbenga Kuye and Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw have called for support for polio victims and survivors. They pleaded that such persons should not be discriminated against, as they have abilities in their disability.
Speaking at an awareness campaign, yesterday, where a para-soccer match was put together for polio survivors, Kuye and Henshaw maintained that efforts must be made to ensure the inclusiveness of this category of people in society so that they will not be only useful to themselves, but also to the society.
Kuye, who disclosed that he started his foundation in 2006, said the media is critical in winning the war against polio, because “whatever we say, whatever we do, if the media will not help us amplify it, we will get nothing. If the media is not here, we would be doing family meeting. So, tell them, the fight against polio is a fight for all. Let the people know that polio is dangerous; it destroys our lives.”
He thanked the Lagos State Government for being of great help. “This my leg was rehabilitated by the Lagos State Government. This particular project has the full support of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. He has promised that never again will any lose his limb under his watch, and that we have promised to help him accomplish it.”
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