Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun says the present administration is committed to the overall health and wellbeing of the entire citizenry, as their contribution to the development of the State’s economy cannot be overemphasised.
Mrs. Abiodun stated this at the breast and cervical cancer awareness campaign, organised by her office in collaboration with the Medical Women’s Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, at the Primary Health Care Center, Ewekoro Local Government Council, Itori.
She stressed that early diagnosis remained the most effective way of treating the deadly ailment, saying, ‘’cancer is no respecter of persons, irrespective of age and status’’.
The Wife of the Governor advised women to prioritise their health by living a healthy lifestyle, while taking advantage of the free screening and treatment in their domain, adding that, regular personal breast checks must be carried out, so as to detect the disease early.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Head of Local Government Administration, Ewekoro Local Government, Mr. James Elemide commended the present administration for the ongoing mapped out developmental projects and programmes across the State, encouraging women to heed the advice of early screening of cancer.
In his goodwill message, the Olu of Itori Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Oba Fatai Akorede Akamo, appreciated the First Lady for her concern for the women folk and for her presence at the Local Government, requesting for the upgrade and equipping of the Primary Health Center in the area for improved healthcare services for the people of the community.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun has again emphasized her passion for welfare of children with special needs in the State.
She stressed this at the 2nd International Stakeholders Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where she was being decorated as the SDGs’ Champion by the Civil Society Coalition Group, held at the June 12, Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta.
While appreciating the society for the honour, Mrs. Abiodun said Ogun state would continue to be a trail blazer in the race to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria.
She said, “meeting our SDGs target is dependent on our ability to promote an all-round and harmonious approach that involves everyone and as an SDGs’ Champion, I will promote all the global goals and you can count on my support in working to achieve each of them”.