Nollywood multiple-award winning actress cum producer, Rita Dominic recently told News Agency of Nigeria that her fellow citizens need to be more tolerant and supportive to physically challenged people.
The star actress expressed dismay at the current state of social support for this unfortunate segment of the Nigerian society. She further stated that by showing love and care instead of just sympathy to this segment, it will go a long way in integrating them into the mainstream of our society. Intolerance would inevitably leas to alienation.
“No one has seen God but the human beings we see are the manifestation of God, and so we need to show them love. The public needs to know these people exist,” she continues. “We need to tolerate and accept them, they are human beings like us, if you don’t know them or go close to them, you won’t know their needs.”
Dominic also mentioned that disability does not discriminate and it can happen to anybody regardless of social-economic status, gender, age, ethnicity, religion or political persuasion.