By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal
He said that activities lined up to commemorate the World Cancer Day would strengthen public awareness on the deadly disease.
The commissioner said that government’s action reflected its care for people’s health, adding that the Federal Ministry of Health also appealed to all state governments to mobilise resources for the enlightenment.
He said the ministry would soon begin radio programmes to enlighten the public on the causes of cancer and various prevention methods.
“Thanks to the governor’s approval, we are using the latest technology in the state for screening for breast and cervical cancer. Provisions have also been made to purchase latest equipment,” he said.
Arigidi said women of productive age are most prone to cervical and breast cancer, adding that it was always better for them to submit themselves for early screening and treatment in the case of early detection.