Oyo State Governor , Mr . Seyi Makinde , on Tuesday inaugurated the Board of Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS , noting that dealing with the scourge of AIDS is of utmost importance to his administration.
Governor Makinde stated that though there had been some progress with regard to anti – retroviral medication , abstinence from sex remained the best way to control the spread of HIV .
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor , Mr . Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor ’ s wife , Mrs . Tamunominini Makinde , chairs the Board ; while Dr . Lanre Abass is the Executive Secretary .
In his speech shortly after inaugurating of the Board , Governor Makinde said : “ Health is one of the pillars which this administration is resting on , and dealing with the scourge of HIV in our society is of utmost importance to this administration. ”
He noted that citizens were important for advocacy to work , saying , Rev. Babatunde and Dr . Titilayo , who represented inter -religious bodies , should educate people about the infectious disease .
The governor expressed confidence in the board , saying , “ I don’ t have any doubt in my mind that we have assembled the best hands to manage the affairs of Oyo State Agency for control of AIDS .
“ I have taken time to reflect on what was the modus operandi in the past and I can say to you clearly that the state used to be supplied with medications that were just about to expire .
They have brought some of them to me and , please , that era should be over and be over for good in Oyo State . ”
It may be recalled that wife of former governor Abiola Ajimobi had also headed the board .
Source: Punch Ng