Physically challenged Protesters shut down NDDC
Just this morning all physically-challenged people invaded NDDC headquarters building situated along Port Harcourt Aba Expressway to protest against the injustice done to them by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
They are unhappy with the rate of unemployment of physically-challenged individuals in Niger Delta region.
According to an eyewitness, the protesters passed the night at the NDDC headquarters gate Aba road where they can express their neglect by Niger Delta Development Commission in the scheme of things. Their action led to the barricade of the major Aba expressway as well as restricting workers from entering the NDDC headquarter to begin their day to day activities.
Their major grievance was with the fact that they don’t get the same opportunities as able-bodied people.
They later granted workers pass after the MD of NDDC had addressed them and asked to speak with their representatives. The aggrieved people living with disability blocked the gates of NDDC headquarter building and Rumuola to Waterline axis in Aba road from 6:30 am to 11:30 am. There was massive traffic jam around the axis this morning.
The Managing Director of NDDC, Nsima Ekere was angry with the security operatives of both the Nigerian Police and Civil Defense for allowing the physically challenged people to obstruct traffic in Rumuola to Waterline axis in Aba road.
After the meeting between the MD of NDDC and the representatives of the physically challenged, they later removed their barricade from the road and traffic started moving about 11:34 am.