FOLLOW UP: Gobir Foundation donates to Ilorin assault victim, pledges further support


A leading Kwara-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Gobir Foundation Organisation has donated the sum of N150,000 to the family of the Ilorin assault victim, Abdulqudus Babatunde, pledging further support until he’s able to get out of his present condition.

This gesture follows an exclusive report by The Ravens on Friday, August 14, detailing how Babatunde, 21, was assaulted by one Abdulkareem Alaba in the course of his trade in Ilorin, the state capital.

The cruel and unfortunate attack led to a severe bodily damage for Babatunde, putting him in distress, as the family cried out for help.

Viewers’ discretion advised: Babatunde before and after the assault

In a swift reaction however, Gobir Foundation, a top-rated NGO established by consummate industrialist and politician, Alhaji Yakubu Gobir reputed for humanitarian services, charity and community development intervened in the matter, pledging full support for the victim to get out of the predicament.

Alhaji Yakubu Gobir, Founder, Gobir Foundation Organisation

In a chat with The Ravens, Khadijat Eyitanwa Oladipupo-Lawal, representative of the Foundation, said the gesture was part of what the organization stands for which is service to humanity, adding that the organisation is ready “to answer the call of the family till the boy is out of the hospital.”

Oladipupo-Lawal, who had earlier on visited the victim and his family in the hospital said Babatunde was responding to treatment, while urging the government to always consider cases that need urgent attention as this.

For her part, Babtunde’s mother, Hajiah Bilikis Idowu, whose countenance gave out the joy and relief in her, prayed copiously for the Foundation and the Founder in particular, noting that Allah would continue to guide them and replenish their wealth.

About Gobir Foundation

Gobir Foundation is a philanthropic organisation committed to improving the quality of lives of the people of Kwara, by providing result-driven solutions towards ameliorating the challenges faced by the people in critical areas of public concerns such as Healthcare, Education, Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Supports.

The Foundation was established in 2017 by one of Kwara’s foremost industrialists and philanthropists, Alhaji Yakubu Gobir and serves as the vehicle for furthering his social impact activities, given his commitment and passion for the social development of the people of his immediate community and by extension, his Senatorial District and Kwara State in general.


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