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UNAIDS Executive Director to visit Nigeria

05 February 2016, 21:39

Lagos - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, will on Sunday resume a on a three-day official visit to Nigeria.

Sidibé, who is also Under Secretary General of the UN, is during the visit expected to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the Ministers of Budget and National Planning, Finance, Health, Women Affairs and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

He will visit Abuja, Lagos and Ota.

Also Read: Benue ranks 9th in HIV/AIDS prevalence in Nigeria - Ortom

Charles-Martin Jjuuko, Communications and Global Outreach Officer at UNAIDS Nigeria, said Sidibé will be in Nigeria to discuss fast tracking the response to ensure that the country can end AIDS by 2030.

“He will also to invite President Buhari to attend the United Nations High Level Meeting (June 08-10) and actively participate in the development of the 2016 Political Declaration on AIDS,” Jjuuko added.

- CAJ News

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