The Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu has pledged to make funds available to counter cancer diseases and raise more awareness of the scourge in his domain.
Bagudu who made the pledge while addressing members of Roche Products Nigeria who paid him a visit in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, also harped on the need for preventive measures.
He said provision will be made in the 2020 budget to tackle cancer and other health-related diseases.
“My administration will make provision in the 2020 budget to take care of cancer and other health-related issues.
“The aim is not only to cure the diseases but also to create awareness among the people on the dangers of cancer and early identification of the scourge,” he said.
Governor Bagudu added that his; “government will set-up cancer steering committee in the state, to be headed by Dr Zainab Bagudu, the founder of the Medicaid cancer foundation, along with eminent experts as members.
“My administration will sustain the promotion of good healthcare services, accessible and affordable to the people of the state as we have entered into a collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF”.
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