SGF: 2.8 Per Cent of Nigeria’s Adult Population Diabetic – Flags off World Health Day


Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, said on Thursday while flagging off World Health Day that 2.8 per cent of the nation’s adult population was diabetic.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, charged all Nigerians to create awareness on the need to eradicate diabetes.

He said adequate steps must be taken to prevent its escalation.

The theme for this year’s World Head Day is “Beat Diabetics.”

The SGF noted that diabetics could be medically managed if detected at the early stage.