The Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NSACA) Dr. Zakari Umar has revealed that over 101,000 people are infected with HIV/AIDs in the state.
Dr. Umar revealed this information during the graduation ceremony of 300 women and youths, including persons living with HIV/AIDS, trained on income generation skills at Mother and Child Enhancement Foundation (MCEF) facility founded by the wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Hajia Salamatu Tanko Al-Makura.
Dr. Umar said:
“At present, Nasarawa State has over 101,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Only 1,375 of this number were trained on income generating activities, out of which 70 had training at MCEF facility, leaving over 100,000 outstanding.”
“Nasarawa Aids Control Agency is desirous to continue with this programme so that more people living with HIV/AIDS will benefit.”
“We are very optimistic of the support of the governor in this regards and we appreciate the sustained interest shown towards alleviating the plight of people living with HIV/Aids, by the present government in the state.”