The Nigeria’s Governor’s Forum has called for early detection and treatment of cancer in the country.
The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Kayode, Dr Kayode Fayemi made the call at an event organized by the forum of First Ladies Against Cancer in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Forum represented by the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Bello observed, that many cancer related deaths could be prevented through early diagnosis.
Dr Fayemi used the forum to advocate for the provision of more advanced equipment at the nation’s health care centres to reduce the rate of people seeking medication abroad.
Chairperson of First Ladies Against Cancer and Wife of Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello said Nigeria has contributed significantly to Africa’s cancer burden with an estimated 124,000 cases and 78,000 deaths.
The Wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo and wife of Kebbi state Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu called for more enlightenment to curb the increasing cases of cancer.
Reporting by Aliyu; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare