NGO seeks establishment of National Cancer Control Agency

Project Pink Blue (PPB), an NGO, has called on the Federal Government to establish a National Agency on Cancer Control, to assist cancer victims in the country.
The Executive Director of PPB, Runcie Chidebe, made the call on Saturday in Abuja while addressing newsmen on the sidelines of the `2017 Walk Against Cancer’ to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day.
Chidebe said that though more people were affected by cancer in western countries compared to sub-Saharan Africa, much more died of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Nigeria.
“The government needs to do what they can to really set up the National Agency on Cancer Control.
“Government is doing something, but it needs to do more and that is why we think it is important for it to really do what it can to activate it.
“However, it is really commendable that a member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Mohammed Usman sponsored the bill to establish the National Agency on Cancer control; and that bill has passed its first reading.
“If the bill passes through and gets to the president for accent, it will