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HIV/AIDS: Stay negative and live positive to pursue your dreams– UNPF

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HIV/AIDS: Stay negative and live positive to pursue your dreams– UNPF

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By Tom Garba, Yola

The need to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS has again been stressed as the
Adamawa state ministry of youth at sports in conjunction with United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) organized a one day sensitization and free testing for young people of tertiary institution on the danger of HIV/AIDS in Adamawa.

The sensitization program which took place at the College of Legal Study in Yola, today had students of the institution in attendance.

Provost of the College, Barrister Suleiman Ahamed thanked the ministry of youth and sports for chosing the institution stressing that this sensitization of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS particularly among the young ones will help in making them stay negative and live positive in pursuit of their dreams

Earlier, the commissioner of youth and sports, Bar. Waking Yakubu said youth development is sarcorant to the overall development of the state.

Adding that ” this is why the state governor has dedicated a lot of funds to build the stadium for youth development, noting that this development can only be achieved when you the youths stay healthy”.

Represented by the Director youths in the ministry, Mr. Mike Ngula, the commissioner said the ministry will continue to partner groups and organizations to develop the youths .

He commended the United Nations Population Fund for the sensitization program and the need to stay healthy through healthy behaviours..

Executive Director, Today 4 Tomorrow, Miss Abei Bassey who spoke on behalf of United Nations Population Fund said the choice of tertiary institutions is because HIV/AIDS Prevalence rate is more among youths of tertiary institutions.

“With this sensitization here today and the awareness created , more than half of the people now no that their destinies is in their own hands”

” The way they live their lives today determines their tomorrow ”

Over three hundred people attended the program and were charged to live responsible.

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