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Bisi Fayemi Donates ₦23 Million Equipment To Cancer Centre In Ekiti

Bisi Fayemi Donates ₦23 Million Equipment To Cancer Centre
In Ekiti
Wife of the Ekiti State governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi on
Wednesday donated equipment worth over N23 million to
the Adunni Olayinka Cancer Diagnostic Center in Ekiti as
part of activities marking this year’s cancer awareness
week.
The governor’s wife also announced that the fund
amounting to N3 million had been paid for no fewer than 21
cancer patients to have surgery free of charge in the centre.
Speaking at the presentation of the equipment to the
diagnostic centre at the premises of Ekiti State University
Teaching Hospital Ado-Ekiti, the first lady noted that the
gestures was aimed at encouraging women in the state to
visit the centre for regular check-up.
The governor’s wife listed the equipment donated to
include, 100 KVA generating set, television set and
projectors and other digital accessories.
She revealed that stakeholders in the society must be united
in efforts to sensitize women especially in the rural areas,
saying early detection was in key in the battle against
cancer in the society.
According to her, ” October is the breast cancer awareness
week and for us Ekiti, we must continue our advocacy
around the need to enlighten our women in rural and urban
areas on the need to check themselves regularly to have
early detection.
“The center here need a lot of equipment and we have been
able to mobilize resources from the SDGs office, from the
network I belong to with our first ladies and from well
spirited individuals. The value of the equipment is around
N23.4 million.We have also mobilized resources today
about N3 million for surgery of 21 breast cancer patients for
them to have it free of charge.
“The early diagnosis is everything when it comes to cancer
and I am calling on our women to come forward to have
the checks and I am encouraging men to push their wives
to come for regular checks.”

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