NAN – The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said on Monday that it would partner the National Cancer Society and other relevant bodies, to combat cancer.
A statement signed by FAAN’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Yakubu Dati, quoted the The Managing Director, Mr Saleh Dunoma, as saying this in Abuja.
Dunoma, represented by FAAN Director of Administration, Mr Ikechi Uko, spoke during the Customers Service Appreciation Day organised by the Servicom Unit of the authority.
“FAAN has enjoined all stakeholders in the aviation industry to be actively involved in the awareness and fight against cancer.
“We (FAAN) are looking forward to partnering with the National Cancer Society and other relevant bodies toward combating this disease.’’
Dunoma also called for care and support without discrimination to cancer patients.
“In our fight against cancer, we must ensure that we do not promote fear and victimisation.”
Dunoma said that the aviation sector would repackage, rebrand and re-direct the industry toward a high and effective customers’ service delivery.
“These strategies emphasise improvement in customer service, aimed at satisfying our customers, stakeholders and other airport users in line with best practices,’’ he said.
Also speaking, Dr Morenike Olatunji of the Aviation Medical Clinic, listed breast cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer as the major types of cancer.
Olatunji said cancer was the leading cause of death all over the world, adding that the best cure was early detection and prevention.
The General Manager, Servicom, Mrs Ebele Okoye, stressed the need for good quality service delivery in the industry.