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Physically Challenged Persons Protest In Oyo State, Create Gridlock

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  • Physically challened people in Oyo State State have blocked roads in protest
  • The protesters are demanding more slots in the non-teaching arm of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission

Physically challenged people across the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State are currently blocking the roads that lead to the State Government Secretariat in Ibadan.

It has been gathered that the protesters are currently occupying the main entrance of the Secretariat.

The protest has caused heavy gridlock along the Agodi-government Secretariat.

The protesters are demanding more slots in the non-teaching arm of the Oyo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).

The protesters alleged that they applied as non-teaching staff of TESCOM but some of them were disqualified.

TESCOM has released a list of 7,000 successful candidates for the non-teaching jobs.

It was gathered that only 149 physically challenged persons were shortlisted.

While demanding more slots, the aggrieved protesters urged Governor Seyi Makinde to intervene.

Security agents, among whom are police, DSS, Amotekun Corps, and NSCDC have been drafted to the main gate of the Secretariat to prevent the breakdown of law and order.

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