President Buhari has called for a global action to discuss the prevalent HIV/AIDS and eradicating it in Africa by year 2030.
The President’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday in Abuja, said the president made the statement in a video message at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on HIV\AIDS held on Tuesday.
Adesina said the aim of the meeting was to review the progress on commitment to eliminate the disease by 2030 and provide recommendations which will guide and monitor response in countries.
President Buhari pledged the country’s full commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and other international and regional initiatives toward eliminating the deadly disease globally within the set goal.
“We will continue to work with fellow Heads of State and Government across the continent to ensure sustained high-level political engagement in achieving these goals.
“I want to reiterate Nigerian Government’s full support for a clear and ambitious Common African Position and New Political Declaration that can help to reduce the public health threat of HIV/AIDS, strengthen resilience to end the disease and address current and future health emergencies.
“We further commit to urgently translating all new and agreed Political Declarations into country action as a means of decisively addressing the HIV epidemic in the African region.’’ he stated.