In continuation of her nationwide free health screening programme for women under the Future Assured Initiative, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, Wife of the President is paying a visit to Ibadan, Oyo Capital.

She is in Ibadan to introduce the programme. The programme is to be introduced in all states of the federation, and has begun in some states. The programme is part of her initiatives to complement the efforts of the Federal Government in providing adequate healthcare services to citizens of the country.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, earlier said that the highpoint of the visit will be a free health screening programme that is expected to capture 2500 women across the 33 Local Government Areas of the state.

On arrival in Ibadan, Buhari visited the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Salisu Adetunji, in his palace. Here, she gave more information about her visit to Ibadan. She said that the screening was necessary as it would enable women to know their health status early and improve their health.

She said breast and cervical cancer, blood pressure, diabetes and malaria were major killer diseases across the globe and could be prevented or managed through regular check-ups.

Earlier, Governor Abiola Ajimobi said Buhari had exhibited a quality similar to what a former First Lady of the U.S., Mrs. Roseline Carter, did by contributing to the development of women and children in the country in a short time.

The Olubadan also commended the president’s wife for choosing Ibadan as the centre to launch the programme in the Southwest Zone. He promised that the programme would be given all necessary support to succeed.

The screening will take place at the Loyola College, Old Ife Road, Ibadan, on Thursday

Author: Ope Adedeji