The soldiers with guns did not return from the war let alone those with cutlasses, said an African proverb.

As far as Nigeria’s labour market is concerned, that is the situation that describes it.

But these physically challenged Nigerians do not give a hoot.

They want a job and they want it now from Nigeria’s state oil company, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

On Tuesday, the physically challenged person besieged NNPC headquarters in Abuja demanding for jobs.

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It was gathered that the protesters were members of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Delta State Chapter, who demanded that the NNPC should fulfill its promise of providing jobs for physically challenged people.

The protesters, who were more than 50 in number, displayed various placards in front of the headquarters of the corporation, a development that made security operatives from the Department of State Services, the police and the Nigerian Army to block the section of the dual carriage road that directly leads into the oil firm.

A riot police tank was used to block the particular section of the road that leads into the corporation, while several pick-up trucks with fully armed security personnel in them were strategically located close to the venue where the protesters staged their protest.

But it was gathered that senior members of the association were later invited into the corporation for a meeting.

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