A Mobile Cancer Centre for treating people with cancer needs is soon to be established by the Lagos State government in the bid to make life meaningful for the people.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has assured the people of his readiness and commitment to support raising funds towards the building of a Mobile Cancer Centre in Lagos.
The Governor made this known at the Lagos House, Ikeja where he played host to the Board of Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) led by its Convener and first female Chief Executive Officer of a publicly quoted company in Nigeria, Mrs. Adetutu Adeleke.
Governor Ambode also expressed absolute commitment to providing efficient health care service delivery to all residents of the State. He said his personal philosophy and personality was all about making life meaningful for the people and making positive impacts in the society.
The Governor described the group’s initiative as very laudable and selfless considering the focus on the health sector.
The CECP is co-promoted by the core bodies of the Organized Private Sector (OPS) and its main aim is to compliment the development effort of government by promoting the practice of collective philanthropy.
The CECP has also been at the vanguard of galvanizing individuals and corporate organizations toward donating for the building of Mobile Cancer Centres across the country.
CECP convener, Mrs. Adeleke thanked Governor Ambode for his good works in the State, and urged him to support the group in its drive to either totally eradicate or reduce cancer to a barest minimum.
She specifically invited Governor Ambode to be the first Governor in Nigeria to be inaugurated as the Patron of the CECP and use his birthday on June 14, 2016 to raise funds for the Mobile Cancer Unit, a request which was granted by the Governor.
Governor Ambode accepted the offer to be the patron of the CECP group and also pledged to lead the fight against cancer.