Students’ Union of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has donated about half a million naira to an undergraduate student of the institution, Abdulbasit Oladele, a 400-level student of the Department of Telecommunication Sciences, to enable him to go for an eye surgery.
The good development was contained in the institution’s weekly bulletin which was issued on Monday, saying that Oladele had been battling with eye problems since the beginning of the year.
According to the bulletin, the student had been receiving treatment at the Eye clinic of the institution, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital before he was later referred to the Eye Foundation Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos for advance treatment.
The publication stated that the patient required N495,000 to carry out the surgery, known as Sectoral laser treatment in his left eye which prompted him to seek assistance from the University’s Students’ Affairs Unit.
However, a cheque of N495,000 was presented to Oladele by the Financial Secretary of the Union, Adedoyinsola Ola-Akanbi.
“The Union gave out the money from the purse of Babatunde Lukman Memorial Foundation, established to cater for students with chronic health issues in the university,” Ola-Akanbi stated.
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