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Deaf and dumb people block Imo state government house

The group are protesting the non payment of their subvention to the tune of N12 million. Photo credit: Vanguard

Members of National Association of Deaf and Dumb people, Imo state branch, have just stormed the state government house to protest along with their wives and children.
The aggrieved people blocked the entrance of the government house while demanding that the immediate relocation of the deaf and dumb school to a more conducive environment.

They were also protesting the non payment of their subvention to the tune of 12 million naira. On the placards they carried for the protest were demands like: "Let the deaf and dumb use the building at 101 Wethedral road to serve as their office conference hall/deaf library and worship center for the deaf.

“Release our 12 million naira subvention totalling 12 milion naira. Divide the disable into three groups, the deaf, the blind and the physically challenge. “Also we need the approval of Imo state to host the 6th edition of the national deaf football championship in 2018 as well as restructuring of the dying special education in the state. Relocating the deaf primary school from Wethedral road to a more safe and conducive leaning environment .

 “We also need employment, allocation of plot of land and reopening of the office of the special assistant.”

The governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha has however not come out to address the protesters.

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