Members of National Association of Deaf and Dumb people, Imo state branch, stormed the state government house to protest along with their wives and children.
Voice of Ndigbo gathered that the aggrieved people blocked the entrance of the government house while demanding that the immediate relocation of the deaf and dump school to a more conducive environment.
Gov. Rochas of Imo State
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, Rocha Okorocho did not come out to address the protesters and Voice of Ndigbo was unable to verify if he was in the government house at the time of the protest.
Meanwhile, Okorocha has said that governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are the best in the history of the country.
Okorocha who is the chairman of the APC governors’ forum said it was too early to judge the APC administration and begged Nigeria to give it time.
He reminded Nigerians that the party took over when the country was on the brink of a collapse.