Deaf and dumb block Imo Government House

Scores of deaf and dumb persons today, blocked the entrance to Imo State Government House, that the government has abandoned them to suffer.

Their grievances as listed in their banners during their protest, for the second time. Some of which included poor learning environment for the deaf and dumb and non payment of their subvention to the tune of 12 million naira.

According to them, ” 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 totaling 12 million 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.” among others.

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