President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in
Abuja accepted an invitation to serve as Grand
Patron of the Committee Empowering
Corporate Philanthropy in Nigeria.
Receiving the group led by Nigeria’s former
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr.
Christopher Kolade, at the Presidential Villa,
President Buhari said that the Federal
Ministry of Health will work in close concert
with the committee.
The committee has “Big War Against Cancer”
as its focal point for 2016.
Dr. Kolade told President Buhari that the
committee was out to promote philanthropy
nationwide, and to encourage organizations
and individuals to use their resources to help
“As father of the nation, we want you to be
our Grand Patron, so that you can give us the
benefit of your support for the things we do.
Your integrity and credibility will serve us in
good stead,” Dr. Kolade said.
He added that the war against cancer can be
won, if both the government and the private
sector support the acquisition of mobile
cancer centres, which could be deployed in all
states of the federation, and Abuja.
President Buhari was decorated with the
garland of the committee and presented with a
plaque of the organization.


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