The First Lady of Ekiti state, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has decided to sponsor the eye surgery of 13-year old saxophonist, Precious Oluwatamilore Sodeinde, who was declared partially blind by doctors at both the Afe Babalola Multi-purpose Hospital and the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The father of the young damsel, Gbenga Sodeinde, a freelance Reporter, disclosed this in a message on Wednesday.
“Ekiti State First Lady, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has taken over the eye surgery of my daughter, the award winning Saxophonist Precious Oluwatamilore Sodeinde,” he said
Recall that the family had appealed to well-meaning Nigerians, and anyone so touched around the world to come to Oluwatamilore’s aid as doctors warned that she would soon lose her sight totally if an eye surgical operation is not urgently carried out on her.
Mr. Sodeinde, who appreciated the prayers and support of Nigerians, said the First Lady has made all arrangement for doctors at Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital to carry out the operation.
“While I want to appreciate the kind-hearted wife of the Governor for her timely intervention, I also thank the state Governor, Dr John Kayode Fayemi and Ekiti State government.
“In view of the current development. I have therefore pulled down my solicitation for assistance of any kind,” he said.
Young Oluwatamilore came into limelight a few years ago when she won in a contest as a saxophonist after completing a free study at the Crystal School of Music in Ado-Ekiti.
Oluwatamilore, with the stage name Pre-Sax, is a student of Greater Tomorrow secondary school, Ado-Ekiti and has thrilled many during her several presentations at occasions she has been invited to perform.