People living with disabilities in Oyo State on Monday shut down the state Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, as they expressed their displeasure and protested against what they described short changing of their members in the recently conducted recruitment exercise by the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).
According to Mega Icon magazine, the protesters in their hundreds locked all the entrance gates into the secretariat, denying workers and others access into the premises.
The protest has not only crippled the business of governance but also triggered traffic congestion around Bodija, Mokola and Agodi axis of Ibadan.
Governor Seyi Makinde had earlier given a directive to the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) to recruit no fewer than 7,000 teachers; 2,000 non-teaching staff and 1,600 night guards.
TESCOM has also released the first and second batch list of successful candidates.
Speaking with the medium, some protesters expressed disappointment that when the list of shortlisted persons were released, names of most of their members with genuine certificates were not on the list, which they claimed is against the promise earlier made by the state government.
According to the protesters, they are more vulnerable to poverty and disaster, declaring that the list of successful candidates allocated to persons with disability is fake.
They, however appealed to Makinde to come to the aid of persons with disabilities by ensuring that the anomaly was addressed.