Governor Aminu Bello Masari has sworn-in 28 board members of State Agency for Control of AIDS (SACA).
Speaking during the ceremony, Masari described the activities of SACA as a special assignment, urging the new board members to consider the assignment as rewarding.
Masari, who is also the board chairman of the agency charged other members to committed toward enlightening public on the dangers associated with HIV AIDS especially in the rural areas, marketplaces, amongst other areas.
He stressed the need of involving tradition institutions in educating people the menace of the disease, it signs, symptoms and preventive mechanism.
“The issue of HIV AIDS is something of great concern to all of us,” He said
Briefing newsmen shortly of the inauguration, the executive secretary of the agency, Dr. Muntari Hassan Kankia highlighted that the agency has 19 centers of anti-retroviral, 84 centers of prevention from mother-child blood transmission and 109 HIV counseling and testing centers in the state.
He stressed that the prevalence of HIV AIDS has reduced to the barest minimum in the state.