Borno: Northern Govs’ wives launch cancer prevention campaign

The Northern Governors Wives Forum (NGWF) has launched cancer prevention awareness campaign in Borno for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to raise awareness on its menace.

The wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu, said this at the campaign ceremony at Mohammed Goni IDPs camp in Maiduguri. Bagudu, who is also the Secretary of the forum, explained that the campaign was part of the forum’s initiative to create awareness of cancer to the IDPs and to help them manage.

it will be recorded that Feb. 4 was celebrated as World Cancer Day for 2020. She said that the whole week is going to be dedicated to raising awereness of cancer not only IDPs but also other people.

Bagudu urged the people that are supervising the camp to do more in eliminating the usage of illicit drugs.

While identifying some habits that cause cancer to include smoking and sugar, she advised people to avoid consuming too much sugar or avoid it totally. She added that the common cancer in Nigeria for women is breast cancer and prostrate cancer for men.

Also speaking, Dr Falmata Zulum, Wife of the Borno State Governor, said that they donated relief items to persons affected by the insurgency at the IDPs camps.

 Zulum reiterated that the focus of the forum was to identify and profer solutions to the menace of drug abuse, gender based violence and poverty among women through special empowerment intervention programmes.

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