Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday laid the foundation stone of Kano cutting-edge Cancer Centre in Kano, initiated by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, after visiting Melbourne, Australia and making a replica of the World Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
Discussing the National Cancer Control Plan by the federal government, with the intention of curbing the problem, which he said, states were invited to be part of the stakeholders, he commended Kano state for being in the forefront in this direction.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Kano State Governor Abba Anwar on Monday and forwarded to Solacebase said the Vice President noted that “This Centre is not meant for Kano alone, but it is for the whole nation. We commend you the Governor for your foresighted-ness, dedication and patriotism. This is great work you are doing. You are about to put in place the best Cancer Treatment Centre in the country.”
“Kano state is leading the way in this direction. With the cutting-edge facilities as we have just heard from the governor and the experts managing the facility. Also as I laid the foundation, I was made to understand that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is very serious about it,” said the statement.
The statement said Governor Ganduje gave the historical account of how the Centre comes on board, revealing that, “We studied that Cancer is becoming prevalent, with Prostate cancer affecting men and Cervical and Breast Cancer disturbing women. So we decided to come up with a workable solution to it.”
“We visited Melbourne, Australia World Cancer Treatment Centre. What I saw there moved my administration to work towards making something identically similar to that in our dear state, Kano.”
“So we invited experts on Cancer from across the world. We deliberated upon finding an effective way to put this facility you are laying its foundation, Sir. We came to the conclusion that the type we are having today can take care of 90 percent Cancer problem of our people,” the statement said.
Vice President commissioned Aminu Dantata flyover of over 2km, at Murtala Mohammed Way, Tijjani Hashim, Galadiman Kano underpass, Kofar Ruwa, laying the foundation stone for the construction of Sheik Qariballah Nasiru Kabara flyover, Shahuci and had an interactive session at Gidan Makama Museum, on Emir’s Palace road.