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Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by ViaGist: 5:41am On Aug 14, 2018
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Scores of visually-impaired graduates and students on Monday protested against government’s failure to pay bursary and provide jobs, blocking the main gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri to air their grievances.

The protesters, who alleged marginalisation by the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration, said the government was treating them “like strangers in our own state.”

Displaying placards with various inscriptions which depicted their grievances, the blind protesters demanded an end to what they tagged deliberate abandonment and marginalisation by the government.

The demonstrators, who assembled under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of the Blind, Imo State chapter, called on Okorocha to be responsive to their demands.

They vowed not to leave the gate to the government house until the governor addressed them.

Apart from the demand for special job opportunities for blind graduates in the state, the protesters equally demanded the immediate release of accumulated seven-year subvention arrears and bursary allowances for blind students in higher institutions.

The protest caused gridlock on the road to the government house, as security men manning the gate battled in vain to disperse the demonstrators.

The Chairman of the association, Christopher Kalu, said the state government had failed to build a special school for the blind which was promised the association seven years ago.

Kalu said “We visited the governor in December last year to remind him of his promise, but we found out that the commissioners are not helping matters because several efforts to get the governor to implement his promise through his commissioners are not yielding fruits.

“In January this year, we sent a warning note that if we come to the government house as a group on protest, we will not leave until our demands are met.

“Now we are here. We will not leave until our demands are met. We are demanding a sum of less than N4.5m. We are demanding that our graduates should be given job opportunities in our own state. We are not demanding too much.”

An unidentified government official was seen pleading with the protesters to leave the government house gate, but they refused.

The government official said the governor had taken notice of their presence and was committed to making sure they were happy.

In Kwara State, policemen on Monday used tear gas to drive off some protesting students from the College of Education, Ilorin.


The students, who organised the protest to address some alleged shortcomings in their school, said their lecturers were being owed six months’ salaries by the Kwara State Government.

They lamented that the non-payment of their lecturers’ salaries had negatively affected their academic activites and delayed their semester examination.

The students sang songs and displayed placards with different messages, including, ‘Pay our lecturers their six months’ salaries,’ ‘Maigida, are you not collecting salary?’

The students, who started the protest from their campus, marched through Ibrahim Taiwo Road and the Unity area before heading to the state government house.

Their march was, however, halted by policemen at the Unity Roundabout, who fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.

The students ran helter-skelter, covering their faces after inhaling the gas.

Business organisations, including banks, hurriedly locked their gates, while petty traders on the roadsides and passersby scampered for safety.

The Speaker, Student Union Government of COED, Ilorin, Mr Ajamiu Mathew, told PUNCH Metro that five students had been arrested by the police.

He pleaded with the state government to address the challenges of the institution so that academic activities would continue.

But the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communication, Dr Muyideen Akorede, said the state government had released N125m to all state-owned tertiary institutions as their June 2018 subventions.

He said, “The protest by students was unnecessary; government has made good its pledge to make money available to state-owned institutions.”

The commissioner explained that the state government used to disburse subventions to the institutions on a quarterly basis but had changed it to monthly in order to assist the institutions to meet their monthly salary obligations.

“With the release of the subventions for the payment of June salaries, the institutions now have only one month outstanding salary to clear, which is for July. The July subvention to our institutions will be released soon,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, said five undergraduates were arrested because the protest became violent as the protesters started destroying property.

He said, “When the protest became violent, the police were left with no choice than to disperse the protesters, while five hoodlums were arrested. They will be prosecuted after investigation.”

https://punchng.com/blind-graduates-demand-jobs-block-imo-govt-house/

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by ViaGist: 5:46am On Aug 14, 2018
sad
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by dotuna3(m): 6:16am On Aug 14, 2018
And I thought government has provision for these guys both in the civil services and private sectors. Even though the private sectors always under recruit them, at least government establishment should not fail them. Government should review this and have a place to fix these guys there numbers are not much to people living without disability. moreover,some of them has got talent and good administrative abilities more than some of these DGs, PS,Commissioner and many more.


lastly my brothers and sisters before I forget

I just returned from America went for just few weeks ( my first time ever to travel there)

o boy if you see there eheenn you go start to dey course Nigeria leaders. Funny thing is that those people do visit there before me and still visiting yet they don't see anything wrong with Nigeria. If you see the difference you will cry for Nigeria

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Pojomojo: 11:11am On Aug 14, 2018
Guardiola lost 4-0 to Everton and 4-2 to Leicester at home AND lost most games against the top 6 in his first season after inheriting a team that is much better than ours but our fans wanna overreact because emery lost to the champions with an average defense Sorry for posting it here.

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by busky101(m): 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
Who carry them go government house

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Waakanda: 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
Lobatan
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Nobody: 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
busky101:
Who carry them go government house

Na these guys ohh

Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by pautex: 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
HMMMM

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by engrkaz(m): 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
IJA Afoju
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by lawalosky(m): 11:12am On Aug 14, 2018
how dey take no road to government house??
I smell pdp hand inside..

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by qwertygeni: 11:13am On Aug 14, 2018
This govt is a ruse
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Hotzone(m): 11:13am On Aug 14, 2018
Mod, this drama happened yesterday
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by tommykiwi(m): 11:13am On Aug 14, 2018
Hmmm, where is the Minister for Happiness?

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Sisijetue(f): 11:14am On Aug 14, 2018
dotuna3:

And I thought government has provision for these guys both in the civil services and private sectors. Even though the private sectors always under recruit them, at least government establishment should not fail them. Government should review this and have a place to fix these guys there numbers are not much to people living without disability. moreover,some of them has got talent and good administrative abilities more than some of these DGs, PS,Commissioner and many more.


lastly my brothers and sisters before I forget

I just returned from America went for just few weeks ( my first time ever to travel there)

o boy if you see there eheenn you go start to dey course Nigeria leaders. Funny thing is that those people do visit there before me and still visiting yet they don't see anything wrong with Nigeria. If you see the difference you will cry for Nigeria


Radio without battery grin
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Naijawebmaster: 11:14am On Aug 14, 2018
There was a country. cry

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by MrImole: 11:16am On Aug 14, 2018
I'm tired of everything.
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by utenwuson: 11:17am On Aug 14, 2018
How did they got there? Shey de re blind ni
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by rheether(f): 11:17am On Aug 14, 2018
Graduates with both eyez are still jobless. Who wants to take the blind serious?

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Ade3000yrs(m): 11:17am On Aug 14, 2018
ok
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Nobody: 11:18am On Aug 14, 2018
CONGRATS
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Gkemz: 11:18am On Aug 14, 2018
Imo indigenes both able and disabled should stop depending or relying solely on state govt for jobs.
A good number of them depends so much on owerre's state civil service job.
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by femiyayo1(m): 11:20am On Aug 14, 2018
dotuna3:

I just returned from America went for just few weeks ( my first time ever to travel there)

o boy if you see there eheenn you go start to dey course Nigeria leaders. Funny thing is that those people do visit there before me and still visiting yet they don't see anything wrong with Nigeria. If you see the difference you will cry for Nigeria
Wetin you bring cum from Amelika? grin

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by BafanaBafana: 11:22am On Aug 14, 2018
I pity them.
It's not like there are jobs anywhere. The jobs have been reserved for their children while others are given lessons on self employment.
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Bambambiglo: 11:25am On Aug 14, 2018
dotuna3:

And I thought government has provision for these guys both in the civil services and private sectors. Even though the private sectors always under recruit them, at least government establishment should not fail them. Government should review this and have a place to fix these guys there numbers are not much to people living without disability. moreover,some of them has got talent and good administrative abilities more than some of these DGs, PS,Commissioner and many more.


lastly my brothers and sisters before I forget

I just returned from America went for just few weeks ( my first time ever to travel there)

o boy if you see there eheenn you go start to dey course Nigeria leaders. Funny thing is that those people do visit there before me and still visiting yet they don't see anything wrong with Nigeria. If you see the difference you will cry for Nigeria

picture of you in amelica or i no believe

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by DBossNG(m): 11:26am On Aug 14, 2018
HA! God will help this country o.
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Nobody: 11:29am On Aug 14, 2018
ViaGist:
GISTMORE.COM

Scores of visually-impaired graduates and students on Monday protested against government’s failure to pay bursary and provide jobs, blocking the main gate to the Imo State Government House in Owerri to air their grievances.

The protesters, who alleged marginalisation by the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration, said the government was treating them “like strangers in our own state.”

Displaying placards with various inscriptions which depicted their grievances, the blind protesters demanded an end to what they tagged deliberate abandonment and marginalisation by the government.

The demonstrators, who assembled under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of the Blind, Imo State chapter, called on Okorocha to be responsive to their demands.

They vowed not to leave the gate to the government house until the governor addressed them.

Apart from the demand for special job opportunities for blind graduates in the state, the protesters equally demanded the immediate release of accumulated seven-year subvention arrears and bursary allowances for blind students in higher institutions.

The protest caused gridlock on the road to the government house, as security men manning the gate battled in vain to disperse the demonstrators.

The Chairman of the association, Christopher Kalu, said the state government had failed to build a special school for the blind which was promised the association seven years ago.

Kalu said “We visited the governor in December last year to remind him of his promise, but we found out that the commissioners are not helping matters because several efforts to get the governor to implement his promise through his commissioners are not yielding fruits.

“In January this year, we sent a warning note that if we come to the government house as a group on protest, we will not leave until our demands are met.

“Now we are here. We will not leave until our demands are met. We are demanding a sum of less than N4.5m. We are demanding that our graduates should be given job opportunities in our own state. We are not demanding too much.”

An unidentified government official was seen pleading with the protesters to leave the government house gate, but they refused.

The government official said the governor had taken notice of their presence and was committed to making sure they were happy.

In Kwara State, policemen on Monday used tear gas to drive off some protesting students from the College of Education, Ilorin.


The students, who organised the protest to address some alleged shortcomings in their school, said their lecturers were being owed six months’ salaries by the Kwara State Government.

They lamented that the non-payment of their lecturers’ salaries had negatively affected their academic activites and delayed their semester examination.

The students sang songs and displayed placards with different messages, including, ‘Pay our lecturers their six months’ salaries,’ ‘Maigida, are you not collecting salary?’

The students, who started the protest from their campus, marched through Ibrahim Taiwo Road and the Unity area before heading to the state government house.

Their march was, however, halted by policemen at the Unity Roundabout, who fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.

The students ran helter-skelter, covering their faces after inhaling the gas.

Business organisations, including banks, hurriedly locked their gates, while petty traders on the roadsides and passersby scampered for safety.

The Speaker, Student Union Government of COED, Ilorin, Mr Ajamiu Mathew, told PUNCH Metro that five students had been arrested by the police.

He pleaded with the state government to address the challenges of the institution so that academic activities would continue.

But the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communication, Dr Muyideen Akorede, said the state government had released N125m to all state-owned tertiary institutions as their June 2018 subventions.

He said, “The protest by students was unnecessary; government has made good its pledge to make money available to state-owned institutions.”

The commissioner explained that the state government used to disburse subventions to the institutions on a quarterly basis but had changed it to monthly in order to assist the institutions to meet their monthly salary obligations.

“With the release of the subventions for the payment of June salaries, the institutions now have only one month outstanding salary to clear, which is for July. The July subvention to our institutions will be released soon,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, said five undergraduates were arrested because the protest became violent as the protesters started destroying property.

He said, “When the protest became violent, the police were left with no choice than to disperse the protesters, while five hoodlums were arrested. They will be prosecuted after investigation.”

https://punchng.com/blind-graduates-demand-jobs-block-imo-govt-house/


Blind deaf dumb n cripple people in Nigeria are all supposed to be employed by the government because they are very few.

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Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by noskeybaba: 11:29am On Aug 14, 2018
When I was in secondary school, we had a geography teacher who is complexly blind. There is one type of book she use to dictate notes. She was good.
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by gcof(m): 11:31am On Aug 14, 2018
dotuna3:

And I thought government has provision for these guys both in the civil services and private sectors. Even though the private sectors always under recruit them, at least government establishment should not fail them. Government should review this and have a place to fix these guys there numbers are not much to people living without disability. moreover,some of them has got talent and good administrative abilities more than some of these DGs, PS,Commissioner and many more.


lastly my brothers and sisters before I forget

I just returned from America went for just few weeks ( my first time ever to travel there)

o boy if you see there eheenn you go start to dey course Nigeria leaders. Funny thing is that those people do visit there before me and still visiting yet they don't see anything wrong with Nigeria. If you see the difference you will cry for Nigeria
i hope you visite the White House and time square
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by gcof(m): 11:33am On Aug 14, 2018
lawalosky:
how dey take no road to government house??
I smell pdp hand inside..
you should also ask how they take know road to school
Re: Imo Blind Graduates Demand Jobs, Block Government House (Photo) by Laple0541(m): 11:35am On Aug 14, 2018
Seriously they deserved the jobs more than their physically unchallenged counterparts, it is not easy to be a graduate with such challenge, it's just unfortunate the poo of a country they found themself.

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