The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma has enjoined all stakeholders in the Aviation Industry to be actively involved in the awareness and fight against cancer even as the Authority is looking forward in partnering with the National Cancer Society and other relevant bodies towards confronting the disease.
The MD who was well represented by the Director of Administration, Barrister Ikechi Uko made this remark during the World Cancer Day/Customer Service Appreciation Day celebration organised by the Servicom Unit of the Authority. He further highlighted the Aviation Minister?s initiative geared towards repackaging, rebranding and redirecting the aviation industry towards a high and effective customer service delivery.
Engr. Dunoma further called for care and support without discrimination for those affected with cancer. ?In our fight against cancer, we must ensure that we do not promote fear and victimisation?.
In her opening address, the General Manager Servicom, Mrs. Ebele Okoye, stated that the Servicom Department of the Authority while marking the Customer Service Appreciation Day chose 4th of February 2015 being the World Cancer Day to create awareness on the disease and also stress the importance of good quality service delivery.
The General Manager, Aviation Medical Clinic Dr. Oduwole, stated that cancer could be caused by various lifestyles such as: tobacco smoking, tobacco chewing, excessive alcoholic consumption and several other factors such as over exposure to sunlight, irritants such as hydrocarbon, insecticides etc.
He advised women to examine their breasts daily and pay attention to all lumps, swellings and dimpling found in the breasts.
In an elaborate lecture delivered by Dr. Morenike Olatunji of the Aviation Medical Clinic on various types of cancers such as: such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, lung cancer etc, she defined cancer as an uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells which could occur in any part of the body. She pointed out that this disease is the leading cause of death all over the world and stated that the best cure for it is prevention by all means and early detection.
Mr. Auta, Airport Manager, MMIA who was also present at the event explained that it is imperative for everyone to be aware of this disease, its effects and strive to prevent it.
Other officials who attended the event include: Engr. Femi Ogunode, Director of Maintenance and Engineering, Mr. Aromiruwa, Regional Manager, some senior officers of the organisation, officials from Aviation Medical Clinic and Port Health Services.