SEASONS GREETINGS FROM MISS & MR DEAF NIGERIA

SEASONS GREETINGS FROM MISS & MR DEAF NIGERIA

Friday, 28 November 2014

MISS DEAF INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC VISIT


Believing that capturing Nigeria means capturing Africa, the CEO of MMDI[Miss & Mr Deaf International] contacted Mrs. Tolulope Oko-Igaire if she will be willing to host the reigning queen Ms Cassandra whyte in Nigeria to spread the awareness that a deaf person can do all things, except hear, and encourage people living with disability.
Not sure of where the finances will come, Mrs Oko-Igaire accepted the offer and on the 21st of May 2012. Miss Cassandra Whyte, a Jamaican and the then reigning queen who won Miss Deaf International in Florida America among deaf girls from about 38 other countries around the world came into Nigeria.


The expectation of the management of MmMDI was that the government will host Miss Whyte and so Mrs. Oko-Igaire wrote to all the concerned bodies, corporate and individuals hoping to get a full support.

At the end of the day, with close to zero support, Mrs. Oko-Igaire and the crew of MDN hosted Cassandra successfully in Nigeria, West Africa. The historic visit that was all over newspapers around the world was between 21st t0 28th of May 2012.
This is the itinery of Ms Cassandra Whyte in Nigeria:

Day 1: press briefing and interview at Murtala Mohammed Airport Lagos. PUNCH, THE NEWS, PM NEWS, and VANGUARD news papers were all at the airport to receive Cassandra. Courtesy call to The Nation Newspaper and a visit to Lachampagne Tropicana, a world class beach resort in Epe Lagos.

Day 2. Visit to Wesley Deaf School, Association of Nigeria Deaf women and Nike art gallery all in Lagos. Cassandra was giving a Nigeria name at Nike Art Gallery “AJOKE” meaning someone who everyone is coming together to pet.

Day 3. A tour of Lachampagne Tropicana and flight to Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Day 4: visit to commissioner for culture and tourism, commissioner for commerce and industry and A Nite with Halliday show.

Day 5: visit to special school for children with disabilities Port Harcourt, Link Special Academy for the deaf and rivers state television. Dinner at best western hotel

Day 6: Visit to genesis deluxe cinema and breakfast with Hon. Kingsley Chinda, a federal house of representative member where ms Cassandra whyte , ceo and crew  of miss deaf Nigeria were opportune to meet with most of the federal house of representative members which include honorable Farouk Lawal and honorable Opeyemi Bamidele who promised to support this wonderful and commendable initiative.

Day 7; rest day

Day 8; photos shoot section for the queen and departure
Cassandra whyte visit to Nigeria was an historical one, first of its kind in the history of Nigeria and Africa as a whole, the news was all over media houses both in Nigeria and Jamaica the home country of the queen. Her visit as no doubt impacted the lives of the physically challenges and also raised their hope that there is ability in disability.
This event was sponsored and single-handedly financed by the ceo of most beautiful deaf girl in Nigeria with the help of almighty God. Appreciation goes to lachampagne Tropicana beach resort and best western hotel for their support.


EXPENSES
1.     Media coverage……………………………….150,000
2.     Road transportation………………………...…60,000
3.     Hotels………………………………...………..60,000
4.     Air transportation……………………………..100,000
5.     Feeding……………...……….…………………50,000
6.     Video and photography……………………….60,000

7.     Interpreters……………………………………50,000

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