The Eko Centennial Lions Club, District 404A1 Ikorodu Branch has called for people to be their brother’s keeper.
It made the call in respect of the rising cases of cancer diseases in the society, which it believe can better be managed if people become more concerned in the health and wellbeing of one another, offering help when needed.
Speaking at the beginning of a cancer awareness programme that also coincided with his swearing in as the new President of Ikorodu branch, Lion Muhammad Oyebanjo stated that the exercise became necessary as 80 percent of children with cancer live in developing countries like Nigeria.
He noted that only between 20 and 30 percent of such children receive treatment due to the high cost.
Lion Oyebanjo, who called for support from well-meaning Nigerians in tackling childhood cancer said that the disease is curable if detected early.
In his remark, the outgoing President, Lion Yunusa Monsuru urged new members and executive to continue to be kind to others.
Lion Monsuru also advised the new executive to create selfless community driven initiatives that would provided needed services to the less privileged.