About 150 students, workers and teachers of the Christian Mission School for the Deaf in Ibadan again protested alleged forceful acquisition of their 39-acre land by the Oyo State Government.
The hearing-impaired students, who stormed the land located on Lagos-Ibadan expressway in about six long commercial vehicles, were mumbling some incoherent words and displaying placards with different inscriptions pleading with the Oyo State Government led by Governor Abiola Ajimobi not to add to their problems with the alleged acquisition of the land.
Some of the inscriptions read, If you can’t help us, don’t add to our problems; We also have rights to education and Sports; Our land is for the first university for the deaf in Africa; Please, do not oppress the deaf; We are also Nigerians, don’t cheat on us; We want our land for technical and vocational support for the poo,r deaf and several others.
Speaking on behalf of the hearing impaired students and their teachers, Mr Solomon Fasanya, Technical Supervisor for Andrew Foster Christian Mission School for the Deaf, who spoke with an interpreter, Miss Joseph Julianah, said the school bought the acres of land in 2004.
Vanguard, Friday 8, March
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