Abeokuta - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday expressed concern over the increasing level of blindness among Nigerians.
Obasanjo expressed his feelings when he addressed hundreds of eye patients who came for free eye test/surgery organised by the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta.
The former president, who noted that there had been considerable technological advancement in the area of eye surgery, said that "Nigerians should no longer be living with blindness”.
"While such situation could be permissible 50 years back, no justifiable reason can be adduced to it in the present day Nigeria," he said.
"I was once a victim because I once suffered eye-related ailment and it was the experience that moved me to assist people who were presently going through similar experience.
The former president urged eye patients to abide by whatever instructions the doctors gave them.
The programme commenced on Wednesday, May 28 and will end on Tuesday, June 3.
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