The wife of Ekiti state governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi, has advised women to always go for regular breast examination and cervical cancer test for early detection.
Mrs Fayemi gave the advice on Monday during the 6th year remembrance of the late former deputy governor of the state, Mrs Aduni Olayinka.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mrs Aduni Olayinka, served as the deputy to Gov. Kayode Fayemi during his first tenure and died on April 6, 2013.
Fayemi during the event that took place at the Women’s Centre in Ado-Ekiti, said that the test would help women to avoid cancer scourge and untimely death.
She, who described the late deputy governor as `a humble woman to the core’, urged other women to learn from the life of the deceased by giving attention to their health on time.
She also encouraged children of the late deputy governor to learn from their mother’s humility, and to also build on the legacy she left behind.
According to her, the state government has established a diagnosis centre in memory of the deceased.
She said that women could always check their breasts and other health related issues for early detection of cancers at the centre.
Also, Dr Olumide Ayodele, a gynecology consultant from the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, FTHI, gave a lecture on self-breast examination.
She also demonstrated how women could check their breasts after their monthly periods.
The doctor described women as `the pillar of every home.
She advised women to take their health seriously by visiting recognised hospitals once in a while for to check their blood sugar level, blood pressure, and for breast examination.
The daughter of the deceased, Mrs Yeside Agboola, appreciated the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi and his wife, Bisi, for organising the health awareness day in memory of her late mother.
She also thanked them for their usual support to the family that her mother left behind, praying that they would not experience such again.
Agboola encouraged women present at the event to take advantage of the free screening put in place by the state government to examine themselves.
She said it would help in an early detection of strange spots around their breasts and they would be able to seek necessary treatment.
NAN reports that the highlight of the event was the laying of wreaths at the grave yard of the late deputy governor. (NAN)