UNAIDS has disclosed that 3.4 million Nigerians infected with HIV/AIDS.
3.4 million Nigerians are reportedly living with HIV/AIDS. This was disclosed by Mr Bilali Camara, the Nigerian director of the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNAIDS.
He also claimed that in 2014 alone 60,000 children were infected. Camara made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.
He admonished the Nigerian government to help subsidize the production of retro-viral drugs locally rather than relying on imported ones.
Mr Camara claimed that his huge figure has placed Nigeria on the scale of nations that need to do more to curb the scourge of HIV/Aids. He further stated the commitment of the United nations in eradicating HIV/AIDS in the country and the African continent at large.
We as Africans have a responsibility to take up the global initiative on Aids for the benefit of our people. Domestic resources have proved inadequate to match the global drive for eradication of the disease.
We must make sure that investment coming from outside is matched with what we are making inside as Africans.
The House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila in his response said the government of Nigeria will try its best to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.