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Three years after graduation, visually impaired scholar seeks employment

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Nneji, from Umuezeowo, Umunomo, Ehime Mbano Local Council of Imo State, was born on September 23, 1988. He was not born blind. He became physical-challenged at the age of eight, when he was playing a football match with a neighbouring community.

Barely three years after his graduation, Sampson Nneji, a visually-impaired graduate of Philosophy, from the University of Nigeria (UNN) is yet to be employed.

He has therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save him from discrimination and provide him with a job in any government establishment. He also needs at least N2 million to produce a Gospel music he composed.

Nneji, from Umuezeowo, Umunomo, Ehime Mbano Local Council of Imo State, was born on September 23, 1988. He was not born blind. He became physical-challenged at the age of eight, when he was playing a football match with a neighbouring community.

At the time, he was a good goalkeeper. Probably, he may have ascended to national prominence today, if the accident had not occurred. According to him, a big shot from his opponent came straight to one of his eyes, causing instant severe injury that led to partial blindness. Three years later, precisely in 1996, both eyes were affected. That began his journey as a blind man. He lost his father at a tender age. His surviving mother is not doing well.

But determined to succeed, he took a decision not to beg on the streets. He is today a Bachelor of Arts degree holder from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and has concluded his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). According to him, he is determined to read up to Masters and Doctorate degree, if he secures a job.

Nneji, through the help of his then local council chairperson, Mrs. Amaka May Abiogwu, and others, was sponsored to attend Apkodim Rehabilitation Centre, Mbaise, Imo State; Central School of the Blind, Afara, Umuahia, Abia State and later, offered admission to the Department of Philosophy, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he obtained his B.A Philosophy.

He can be reached on his mobile 07038549609.



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