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“Stop Visiting Herbalists For Cancer Treatment” Bisi Fayemi Tells Nigerians

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“Stop Visiting Herbalists For Cancer Treatment” Bisi Fayemi Tells Nigerians

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Feb 27, 2014 – “Stop Visiting Native Doctors For Cancer Treatment” Ekiti Governor’s Wife Tells Nigerians

Mrs Bisi Fayemi, Ekiti Governor’s wife has urged Nigerian women to stop visiting herbalists and religious centres for diagnosis and treatment of breast and other gender-related cancers.

She spoke on Tuesday during the launch and distribution of 32,000 units of breast self-examination kits to officials of the 16 local government areas of the state at the Funmi Olayinka Diagnostic and Wellness Centre in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The project, aimed at creating awareness on breast cancer, was a joint initiative of the Office of the Wife of Governor and the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria.

The governor’s wife emphasised the need for self examination of breasts by women for early detection of lumps and urged husbands to remind their wives of periodic check-ups.

She stressed that breast cancer could be easily treated when detected and presented early at a standard health institution, adding, “If you observe a lump in your breast, please don’t go to the nearest herbalist, don’t go to the nearest worship centre for a solution and don’t ignore it. Don’t carry your Bible and say ‘it is not my portion’.

“The amount we need to examine ourselves at any standard health facility like the Funmi Olayinka Diagnostic and Wellness Centre is negligible compared to the money we spend on ‘aso ebi’ during social engagements.

“For those of you that believe in the saying that what you don’t know cannot hurt you, I must tell you that what you don’t know can actually kill you.”

She pledged to partner ALGON on grass-roots diagnosis of breast, cervical and other gender-specific cancers, as well as lipid test at the Funmi Olayinka centre through her initiative, the Ekiti Development Foundation, in a bid to reduce cancer-induced deaths in the state.

[Punch Metro]



  1. Zikiru Mazani

    February 27, 2014 at 3:51 AM

    prevention is better than cure. teach ur people how to prevent cancer

  2. D truth

    February 27, 2014 at 3:52 AM

    Look at her skin these are the ones enjoying the wealth of the nation

  3. Uzoma

    February 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    This woman said the truth. “D truth” you do not reason at all. What did she say wrong that warranted your stupid comment?. She is the only governor’s wife in Nigeria that cares for the people while others are looking for ways to steal government money.

  4. ADEX

    February 28, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    you better state it clearer its not only the herbalist but you better let it be very clear that including all this fake churches that promise wealth and miracle .
    educate people and provide better hospital becauese its lack of information and poor healt care in nigeria that make people looking for alternative

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