Former NAHCON Chairman Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar urges NGOs, philanthropists to support authors
The Principal Partner of Compass Chamber Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed MON has called on the NGOs and willing philanthropist to support the author of the book tilted ‘NADAMA’, Fatima Sanda Usara. Mrs Fatima Usara is the Head of Public Affairs, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON),
Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar stated this during the launching of the book titled ‘NADAMA’ which takes place at international conference center in Abuja
Barr Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed MON who is also the immediate past NAHCON Chairman lauded the commitment of the author in contributing to finding solution to one of the medical challenges of women inspite of her official and domestic tight schedules.
The Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan in his remark applaud the book, saying it captures how cervical cancer can be eliminated as a public health problem.
Hassan, described ‘NADAMA’ as a drama that educates and informs, commended the author for her initiative in writing such a book.
In the same vein, Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. (rtd) Tukur Burutai, expressed concern over the high rate of cervical cancer in Nigeria. Burutai said that every day, 33 new cervical cancer cases and 22 deaths were recorded in Nigeria due to the disease, making it the second most common cancer amongst women in Nigeria and the fourth most frequent malignancy in women globally.
Burutai, who emphasised the importance of preventative measures, commended the author of ‘NADAMA’ for her efforts in sensitising people on cervical cancer and other health issues.
He urged Nigerians, especially parents, women and youths, to read the book, which was written in a dramatic and intriguing style that kept the reader in suspense.
He noted that the right to health indicators focused on five crucial areas, including sexual and reproductive health, child mortality and healthcare, the natural and work environment, preventing, treating and controlling diseases, as well as access to health facilities and necessary medicines.
Buratai, who is Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, praised ‘NADAMA’ for addressing all these areas in a unique and innovative way.
Malam Muhammad Tola who represents the Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organisation promoting quality Hajj and Umrah services, cavassed for the translation of ‘NADAMA’ into other languages to facilitate understanding of the message.
Tola therefore challenged the author, Kaduna State University and willing sponsors to help translate and act the book into English, Igbo and Yoruba languages for global acceptability.
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