Ogun state govt set to establish first Cancer Centre in Africa

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has revealed that the state government would soon establish a cancer centre in the state to bring relief to victims of the scourge.

He said the centre, the first of its kind in Africa, would be established in Sagamu Local Government.

Governor Amosun, who made this disclosure while commissioning a primary health center to mark the first year in office of the Chairman of Sagamu Local Government , Mrs Funmilayo Efuwape, revealed that "arrangements have been concluded to cite first cancer center in Africa in our state."

According to him, “This center would be a Mecca of some sorts as people will throng into Ogun with Cancer issues and cancer related complaints to have the best medical care.”

Congratulating residents of Sagamu for being the area of choice for the unique center, the Governor commended the Chairman for buying into the rebuilding mission of his administration with the construction of the ultra-modern primary health center that would help ease health challenges of the people.

Apparently impressed with the level of facilities in the health centre, Senator Amosun said,‘’I invite the World Health Organisation,World Bank and other multinationals to come and see what we are doing here. But this is just a tip of the iceberg because more is still on the way.’’

He said that present administration would not relent in its commitment to fulfilling its electoral promises on health, adding that the on-going educational and infrastructural revolution as well as provision of adequate security of lives and property in the Gateway State were evidence of a new dawn in the state.

The governor noted that ‘’The quality of the roads we are constructing in all parts of the state can rival any good road, anywhere in the world.

‘’Our security has vastly improved. Gradually, we will flush out criminals in the state. Anybody that wants to introduce violence in your community, just open up to the security operatives. We must all join hands together in this crusade,’’ he said.