By Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
In order to help alleviate the suffering of Nigerians, especially the less privileged who could not afford medical care, Rotary Club said it will build an International Cancer centre in Nigeria.
The new 13th District Governor of Rotary International District 9125, Rotarian Ayoola Oyedokun disclosed this in Abuja while briefing reporters on activities lined up for the New Year of Rotary International.
Oyedokun said plans are on to build the international cancer centre in either Ibadan or Abuja, especially for the less privileged who could not afford medical care.
He said: “We are going to train oncologists in the areas that will help the cancer treatments and diagnoses in Nigeria rather than travelling abroad.”
Both local and international medical experts, Oyedokun said, will be assembled to be on medical missions.
His words: “July 1 of every year, we always usher in new leadership across board in over 35,000 clubs and over 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. Rotary has helped the government in every area. We do not take over the roles of government but we always complement what the government is doing.”