The National Security Adviser, Maj Gen Mohammed Mongunu today commissioned the first cancer screening centre in Borno State at the 105 Composite Group Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base, Maiduguri. Speaking during the occasion, the NSA extolled the NAF leadership for its contributions towards the global effort at reducing the encumbrances of cancers. In his words, “It is heartwarming and reassuring to see the NAF taking the lead in Nigeria in the campaign against these frightening diseases”.
In his remarks, the Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa thanked the NAF for chosen to build the cancer screening centre in Maiduguri noting that the initiative would help to alleviate the health challenges associated to cancer illness in the State.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar disclosed that the centre would be of services to both the military and civilian populace in the State. Speaking further, the CAS said that the state of the art facilities in the centre would go a long way in helping to detect cancers at early stage and offer necessary treatment when cure is more likely to be successful in order to save life.