Mrs. Abiodun Flags-Off Campaign Against HIV, Polio

Young people have been advised to abstain from immoral acts and avoid unprotected sex to further curb the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, gave this advice at the 2020 Valentine’s Day Campaign on HIV, organized by the Ogun State Agency for the Control of AIDS (OGSACA), for students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta, noting that abstinence was the best way of curtailing the spread of the Virus among unmarried youths.

She urged the students to show love to one another and not share HIV particularly on Valentine’s Day, as love could be shared without having sex and, advising them get tested, know their status and shun illicit acts such as, drug abuse and cultism, among others.

Earlier in his goodwill message, the Acting Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Mr. Adeoye Odedeji, lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for bailing the Institution out of its challenges which had crippled both administrative and academic activities, appreciating the Wife of the Governor for her time and concern for the welfare of the youths in the State.

Meanwhile, the Wife of the Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun has reiterated the present administration’s commitment towards enhancing the health care of the people.

Mrs. Abiodun emphasized this while flagging-off the First Round 2020 National Immunization Plus Days Campaign against Polio, held at Abeokuta South Primary Health Care Center, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, saying the exercise was targeted at vaccinating about two million children from age 0-5 years.

She noted that the campaign was to demonstrate government’s commitment to end Polio in the State, stating that the present administration’s promise to restore the old glory of the State’s secondary and tertiary health facilities was being fulfilled.

“To affirm our continued commitment to good health care of our children, our administration is supporting this exercise financially, to cater for additional logistics, consumables and the personnel to reach our targets of vaccinating about two million children under 5 years in the State.

“Also, our commitment to restore the glory of our secondary and tertiary facilities has begun with the State Hospital, Ilaro and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, being the first to benefit from these interventions. The State Government has also recruited qualified health personnel for the State Hospital, Ilaro and Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu’’, she said.