Experts Raise Alarm, Say Over 1 Million Nigerians Are Blind

Experts Raise Alarm, Say Over 1 Million Nigerians Are Blind

  • Dr Lanre Adebayo during an event at the federal capital territory, Abuja, declared that over 1 million Nigerians are blind
  • According to him, the two major causes of blindness in Nigeria mostly included cataract and glaucoma
  • Going further, Adebayo revealed that the prevalence rate was higher in the Northern states of the country

In a declaration that will shock many Nigerians, about 1.13million people in the country are said to be blind.

This was disclosed when the Lions Clubs International District 404, launched an appeal fund for the construction of a world class N3.5 billion Eye Care Hospital, Diabetes and Cancer Research Centre in Abuja, Nigeria

In a press release issued by the project director, Dr Lanre Adebayo and made available to, about 4.25 million Nigerian adults are also partially blind.

Experts say many Nigerians are blind
Experts say about 1.13million people in Nigeria are blind. Photo credit: Lagos Reports

Adebayo said the prevalence rate was higher in the Northern states. He stressed that two major causes of blindness included cataract and glaucoma.

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However, he added that these are preventable. He also noted that eye care service in relation to Nigeria’s population was grossly inadequate.

Going further, he said that the centre would cater both for the poor and rich, adding that it would feature a health extension service especially to accommodate the rural poor.

Whitney Adeniran: Official trial of Chrisland School, staff begins Thursday, March 30

Meanwhile, the state's ministry of justice has announced the trial date to try the case of the mysterious death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of Chrisland Schools Opebi, Lagos.

The Lagos state high court in Ikeja will open the trial on Thursday, March 30. The deceased reportedly died during the school's sporting event at the Agege sports complex.

Reports have it that Whitney slumped and was immediately rushed to the Agege Central Hospital for her to be revived.

After several checks by the medical team, it was confirmed that she was brought dead to the hospital.

Whitney Adeniran: Lagos Ministry of Justice reveals fate of Chrisland School, staff

Meanwhile, a fresh update on the controversial demise of Whitney Adeniran, a Chrisland High School Ikeja pupil, has emerged.

The Lagos ministry of justice said it had established a case of negligence against the school.

According to the Lagos state ministry of justice, information will be filed under the legal advice issued by the DPP.


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