A complete eradication of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria could be
feasible by the year 2020, said Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Kayode
Issa at the commissioning of two HIV counselling and testing mobile tents in
Ilorin on Monday.
Issa also said that the state government, with its robust
health system, has remained proactive against the deadly virus. According to Issa, in Kwara State, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed
has health sector as one of his cardinal policies.
"His government had since inception committed much money
into the issue of HIV/AIDS. We believe that by the year 2020, the virus can be
eradicated or reduced to the barest minimum in this part of the world. Already,
the statistics needed on the number of newly infested persons have been
compiled while the drugs required have been provided," Issa said.
"We will spread the news to the rural areas across the state
to enhance more development on the eradication of the deadly virus and attain
the zero discrimination target in line with the global theme for the year,"