A visually impaired youth named Mr. Babatunde Kareem has suffered a life-threatening injury on Monday 22nd of May 2023 while about entering into the establishment office at Alagbaka Akure.

Mr. Babatunde after alighting from the bike fell into the uncovered gutter at the front of the establishment office. The worst part of it is that the gutter contains of rods which injured him in his uterus and Utrera which caused him internal bleeding and since then has been hospitalized.

The first hospital he was rushed to rejected him due to the severity of the injury and asked he should be taken to the federal medical centre Owo before another private hospital accepted to rescued him because the bleeding was getting out of hand.

A surgical operation has been done on him to stop the bleeding and the Doctor have said another surgical operation would still be carried out.

This is a clarion call to the Governor of Ondo state Arakunrin Odunayo Akeredolu to come to the rescue of Mr. Babatunde Kareem’s life and call for the construction of culvert on all the frontage of public offices most especially deep gutters and one with metals to fall stall future occurrence of such.

The sector that left the gutter uncovered in-spite knowing it could be a death trap should not be left unquestioned because this action of theirs does not meet up with the best global practices. Mr. Babatunde need urgent attention to bring him back to normalcy and good health condition.



Comrade Akilo Ojo Matthew (Chairman Nigeria Association of the Blind Ondo state chapter).
Comrade Nasirudeen Oladele (Public Relation Officer Nigeria Association of the Blind Ondo state chapter.

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