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Ambode Governor celebrates birthday with cancer fundraiser [PHOTOS]

Ambode dedicated the celebration to the fight against cancer and organized a special luncheon to raise funds for the provision of three Mobile Cancer Centres in the state.

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Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode celebrated his 53rd birthday on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Ambode dedicated the celebration to the fight against cancer and organized a special luncheon to raise funds for the provision of three Mobile Cancer Centres in the state.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode celebrates 53rd birthday on June 14, 2016 play

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode celebrates 53rd birthday on June 14, 2016

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“Lives are lost every day to cancer and this is unacceptable. This is why the Lagos State Government carries out public health programmes focused on cancer,” he said.

“I believe that the government alone cannot solve every problem; everyone has a role to play. In my one year in office, I have come to realise that even with the best will in the world, Government cannot do everything. The real challenge before me as Governor of Lagos is how I unite public, private and philanthropic sectors in building our state.

“I am therefore, glad that through this private sector led initiative I can play a role in helping to advance the BIG WAR Against Cancer for the well-being of not just the good people of Lagos State but Nigerians in general. We can only achieve this goal with the generous support of all people of goodwill. Without these donations, the goal would not be reached and the opportunity to save lives would be lost,” he added.

Ambode also said that his administration would mobilise philanthropists and corporate organizations towards establishing a comprehensive Cancer Centre in Lagos within the next three years.

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