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ÌTÌJÚ movie raises hopes of people living with challenges

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ÌTÌJÚ movie raises hopes of people living with challenges
ÌTÌJÚ movie raises hopes of people living with challenges

The Lagos State Ministry of Education and Minds Reform Initiate have announced that a movie titled Ìtiju, will highlight the stigma attached to people living with various challenges in Nigeria.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Sade Adefisayo, in a statement made available to Sunday Scoop, said the project would address some important issues that had “remained under the radar in the state.”

She said, “I am excited about this project which highlights such an important issue that has largely remained under the radar. We look forward to exploring this relationship further – during and beyond this project as the ministry appreciates the contribution it will certainly make towards the development of special needs education in Lagos State.”

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The statement read in part, “Ìtiju is a Yoruba word which roughly translates to mean a feeling of shame and this movie boldly sets out to remove the stigma attached to people living with various challenges in our culture. Sadly, this suffocating culture discourages people from speaking up about their personal challenges and how will one find solutions to issues that one cannot talk about? Ìtiju may be a Yoruba word but make no mistake about it, it is a Nigerian problem. Dyslexia, the learning disorder which makes reading and writing herculean tasks, has been described by educationists as ‘the silent destroyer’ and is said to be responsible for the high rate of school dropouts and the increasing number of juvenile crimes in our society.

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“In addition to creating greater awareness about the reality of dyslexia and mental health challenges that have become so prevalent, the movie cleverly succeeds in its mission to renew the hope of Nigerians – during these trying times – that no matter what their individual challenges are, they too can overcome.”

The film is said to be the brainchild of Oladapo Akande. His partner and fellow producer on the project, Roy Osuji, is the producer of the early 2020 movie, Handicapped, a gripping story that highlights the scourge of human trafficking.

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