Mrs Bisi Fayemi, wife of the Ekiti State governor, on Wednesday, donated a generator and other items worth over N23 million to the Adunni Olayinka Cancer Diagnostic Center in Ekiti.
The governor’s wife also announced that N3 million had been paid to enable no fewer than 21 cancer patients to have free surgery at the centre.
Fayemi made the donation to the diagnostic centre on the premises of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) in Ado-Ekiti, to mark this year’s cancer awareness week.
The governor’s wife said that the gestures were aimed at encouraging women in the state to visit the centre for regular check-up.
She listed the items donated to include, 100 KVA generating set, television set and projectors and other digital accessories.
Fayemi said that stakeholders must be united in efforts to sensitise women on the risk of cancer, especially in the rural areas.
She said that early detection remained key in the battle against cancer in the society.
“October is the breast cancer awareness week and for us in Ekiti, we must continue our advocacy to enlighten our women in rural and urban areas on the need to check themselves regularly to have early detection.
”The center here needs a lot of equipment and we have been able to mobilise resources from the SDGs office, from the network I belong to with other first ladies and from well spirited individuals.
“The value of the equipment is around N23.4 million. We have also mobilised 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,” Fayemi said.