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“The only thing necessary for these diseases to the triumph is for good people and governments to do nothing.”

 

Yusha'u Adamu Ibrahim
Kano

About three thousand (3,000) police officers and men from across the nation have been discovered to be living with HIV/AIDs.

Mr. Paul Okwuhie disclosed this while presenting a paper at zonal launching ceremony for the HIV/AIDs preventation and control organised by Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity and outline by sector Action Committee, zone one command, Kano.

Mr. Paul said that the deadly disease which emerged in Nigeria in 1986 has now covered the nation warning of the officers and men of the force to protect themselves.

He said that according to the recent statistic, the north-central part of Nigeria has recorded 6.7 percent south-south 8 percent, and south east 5.8 percent.

Other parts of the country he added recorded 6 percent to north-east 4 people out of every 100 in south west while north-west recorded only 3.3 percent.

Mr. Paul further explained that the statistics has also shown that about 4 million people in Nigeria are now victims of the HIV/AIDs the disease which he said was 80 percent carried through sexual intercourse.

He therefore urged police officers and men to desist from all acts capable of leading to sex calling on them also to educate their children on the danger of HIV/AIDS disease.

Speaking also at the occasion, the Assistant Inspector General Zone one, Kano, Sir K.Z. Dudari has also advised officers and men of the police force in the zone to secure themselves from HIV/AIDS.

Sir, Dudari who also urged them to channel the experience gained at the occasion to those absent told them that the aim of the campaign was to eradicate HIV/AIDS in the ministry of police affairs.

On his part, the sector action committee leader, Mr. G.O. Aboola appealed to the federal government to expedite action on the HIV/AIDs campaign in Nigeria. Saying that the increase of the deadly disease was in high spread in Nigeria.

He also called on police affairs ministry to ensure the substance of the programme appealing also to police officers and men to fully cooperate for the success of the programme.