One of Nigeria’s topmost political economists, Prof. Pat Utomi, has disclosed that he is battling prostate cancer.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Utomi, on Friday, August 11, disclosed that he is down with the ailment, adding that it was detected in 2022.
Utomi revealed via Twitter on Friday:
“I am moved by this dawn of light to confront an epidemic under the carpet with great harm to men. Prostate cancer is bringing death and misery to many men.
“Had they been forewarned, the misery containment and even chances of cure could be much enhanced, like women have with breast cancer.
“I agreed with the Gambian Real Estate Entrepreneur Taf Njie while I battled the disease that we should do more to create awareness.
“Nearly 30 years ago, I went to Ibadan to speak and lend a hand to present Ondo First Lady Betty Akeredolu as she raised the breast cancer banner.
“I sometimes came from election campaigns to the Ikeja Centre near the Airport. The Doctors would try to smuggle me out from the back. The well known shielded?”
He said after the 2023 general elections, his family members and doctors in Europe and the US joined forces to ensure he was in their direct care.
“That’s how come it seemed I went quiet because they controlled my phones to reduce stress.
“The more I talked about it, the more I found many of my age in similar circumstances. It almost seems like an epidemic for Nigerian men over 60. Not talking makes them lose the benefit of early detection,” he stated.