The 2019 Delta North Senatorial strong contender, Hon Prince Ned Nwoko has reiterated his support for HIV/AIDS activities in Anioma Nation and other communities in Delta state.
Hon Ned Nwoko reaffirmed this in a media interaction with the Secretary of NUJ DBS Asaba, Dew Jemima Wilson on this year’s World HIV/AIDS Day in the state.
He said he would strive to partner with relevant organizations to ensure that HIV/AIDS victims are cared for so that indigenes affected can live their lives free from the disease and stigmatization.
The distinguished Prince opined that a budgetary line put in place to boost HIV/AIDS activities in Delta state particularly indigents of Delta North will bring about a new vista of HIV/AIDS preventive responsiveness.
Hon Prince Ned Nwoko noted that HIV prevalence rate in the state currently, has reduced drastically due to antenatal surveys.
While calling on the private sector, philanthropists to partner with the Delta State government to give HIV victims renewed hope, he commended efforts of the Delta State Agency for the control of HIV/AIDS for sensitization and care for victims. He sued for compliance in knowing their HIV status while abstaining from risky behaviours that can jeopardize their health.
Earlier, the Delta North Coordinator of Society for HIV/AIDS Hajiya Omoni Johnson and some Coordinators of HIV support groups, described the 2017 theme, “Right to Health, Making it Happen” as appropriate. The A-E of HIV preventive measure was highlighted as part of activities marking the day.
Hon Prince Ned Nwoko pledged support with the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, to mitigate the pandemic to a new level. The Delta North 2019 Senatorial front contender, Hon Nwoko also appealed to Nigerians to act the 2017 world AIDS day theme .