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Bill against breast, cervical cancers teachings scales second reading

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A bill seeking to include teachings against breast and cervical cancers into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in Nigeria has gone through Second Reading in the House of Representatives.

The Bill is being sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Health care Services Tanko Sununu and co-sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere both of the All Progressives Congress.

It is part of the OCI Foundation’s “Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Anti-Cancer Health Campaign,” an initiative targeting youths in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Already, in partnership with Nigeria NYSC, the OCI Foundation is annually delivering the same anti-cancer campaign to hundreds of thousands of Nigerian fresh graduates (youth corps members) in all the 37 NYSC orientation camps in Nigeria.

The ArOY Health Campaign enjoys the support of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari whose NGO, the Future Assured Foundation, is partnering with the OCI Foundation on the Bill.

“The second reading of this ArOY Campaign Bill brings the OCI Foundation’s dream and commitment to empowering Nigerian youths against breast and cervical cancers in all the senior secondary schools across the country, another step closer to reality.

“We look forward to this bill becoming law in due course,” the Executive Assistant to the OCI Foundation President, Charles Okoh said.

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