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Bola Obasanjo, Wife of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised people living with diabetics to shun action that could worsen their situation.
She advised them to adhere, religiously, to the “dos and don’ts” of the ailment, in order to stay alive.
She said her husband who has lived with diabetics for about 40 years, always abides strictly to the guidelines and urged the patients to do same.
She spoke in Abeokuta at a free screening and novelty match organized by the Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation as part of activities marking this year’s 2021 Diabetics Day in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
A statement by Obasanjo’s Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi on Sunday said the former President was “unavoidably absent” at the event “due to his assignment as special representative appointed by the African Union to the Horn of Africa.”
Mrs Obasanjo and the Prince Gboyega Isiaka, the Chairman of Ogun Free Trade Zone (OGUN GUADONG) were among dignitaries that grace the ceremony and have their medical checkups.
The celebration by the Foundation also witnessed a novelty football match between the Ex-Green/Super Eagles players.
Mrs Obasanjo appreciated her husband for supporting the global celebration of the Diabetic disease, as she urged all to follow all necessary guidelines just like her husband to reduce the scourge among patients.
“But, my husband has been following the dos and donts to beat crisis arising from having the disease religiously. If we can follow the guidelines, including taking the drugs and exercise regularly and as at when due, we can reduce if not eliminate it,” she said.