Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Breast cancer not death sentence, Ambode tells women

By News Express on 22/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 588

•Governor Ambode
•Governor Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday counseled victims of breast cancer not to see the disease as death sentence but rather embrace early medical solution to overcome it.

Ambode, who said this while receiving the wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Akeredolu at Lagos House, Ikeja on courtesy visit with members of the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN), said it was time for people to see solution to the disease from medical point of view and not only view it from spiritual or cultural points.

The Governor said though it was true that there is spiritualism, but that the common-sense approach to overcome breast cancer is to seek early medical solution.

He said: “This is more about the people at the lower level. People talk so much about spiritual issue on cancer. Yes, there is spiritualism but again there is common sense. This is obviously more about common sense and we don’t want to continue to lose our people.

“On our part as government, we will do more of public enlightenment, we will do more of advocacy and whatever it is that the association is doing, I want to be put in the front burner because I want to be a partner in this. I believe that anybody having good health, there is hope for good life and that is the way we should treat every citizen that we come across in the course of our duty.”

The Governor commended Mrs. Akeredolu for coming up with the initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer, and pledged to do everything necessary to support the overall objective of the group.

He said: “The most significant part of this is that you (Akeredolu) happen to be the President of the association, not because you are the First Lady of Ondo State, but because of the fact that you have been a survivor and an advocate of the issue of breast cancer prior to becoming the First Lady and that is very significant for me.

“I say this not because you are a survivor but because you are a proud one at that and also trying to send a message that breast cancer is not a death sentence. Twenty years after surviving it, you are seated here and we are propagating something that we should also sell to all Nigerians.

“The strong point of this association is more about advocacy to liberate our people from all these cultural myth and things that have actually held us down and eventually allowing Nigerians that have been held down by this to become part of the productive sector of the country which is the main purpose.

“When we are able to solve this; when we are able to advocate very well on the issue of cancer, we are technically increasing the GDP of Nigeria because it then means that more people will be part of the production sector,” Ambode said.

He said the state government, through the Ministry of Health and other agencies was already doing a lot on issue of breast cancer, but that more efforts would be geared toward scaling up the advocacy especially at the grassroots.

Besides, Governor Ambode also appreciated the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu for his efforts in securing the release of the six students of Igbonla-Epe Model College.

Earlier, Mrs Akeredolu said she was at Lagos House to introduce BRECAN to the Governor as part of activities marking the formal launch of the Lagos State chapter of the association on Friday, as well as seek the support and partnership of the State Government to jointly tackle cancer in the country.

Mrs Akeredolu, who formed the association 20 years ago after surviving breast cancer, said the main objective of BRECAN was to raise awareness and advocacy about the issue, saying that early detection and medical solution is key to save victim.

“People now misconstrue the issue of breast cancer to be a cultural issue or spiritual attack and so they resort to prayer centres. But the truth is that breast cancer is a medical issue. Early detection and care is key. If you notice any unusual change in your breast, go for check-up and not prayer centres,” she said.

Source News Express

Posted 22/09/2017 05:13:04 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Abducted Ondo monarch regains freedom

IPI World Congress: Saraki seeks partnership between press,...

Gunmen kidnap traditional ruler in Bayelsa

Ozubulu and archaic policing format, By Emmanuel Onwubiko...

Fayose to the rescue; orders release of Govt....

Flood warning: Bayelsa Govt. sends SOS to FG...

IYC President seeks release of Niger Delta youths...

PDP Convention: Ex-Gov. Wada spits fire, disowns candidate...

Osun panel on Ile-Ife crisis receives 104 memoranda...

I AM NOT WORTH N100M —Jonathan •Spits fire...

Fuel Hike: No going back on strike: NLC...

GOC defends military's role during 2015 polls

 

Latest News Boko Haram attacks: Buratai meets war commanders International Criminal Court invites Buhari Clark, Nwodo, Adebanjo, other Southern leaders stopped from flying to Makurdi for restructuring summit APC summons Akume, Ortom to Abuja Ekiti polls over policed, votes were bought, sold — TMG National carrier: FG commences negotiation with aircraft manufacturers Ekiti Election: Go to court, INEC dares defeated PDP guber candidate, Prof. Olusola Obaseki offers N10m bounty on killers of 4 policemen Court to decide Fayose’s fate, says EFCC Jeff Bezos hits $150 billion, now the richest man in modern history Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles Trump under fire after Putin meeting

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (361,595 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (358,182 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,477 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,110 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (214,306 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,426 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,274 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (168,206 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,202 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,542 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,450 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,712 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,344) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,135) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,187) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,585) Religion (783) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement