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The Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun has urged the students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and other youths in the state to share true love and affection between one another and not Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The First Lady gave the charge at the flag-off of the 2020 Valentine’s Day programme held at the MAPOLY campus in Abeokuta.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the programme was organised by the Ogun State Agency for Control of AIDS (OGSACA) with the theme, ‘Share Love not HIV’.
The First Lady said the Day symbolises love, peace and unity among different age groups all over the world and should be celebrated with moderation
She urged the youths to know their HIV status, as it could be contacted from sexual relationships and other means such as, sharing sharp objects, manicure and pedicure kits, blood transfusion, among others.
According to her, the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration was very passionate about education and would do everything to promote it, while discouraging any form of disruption in the education of youths.
In her remarks, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ayinde Adesanya, advised youths to abstain from sexual relationship while celebrating in order to protect their future.
Earlier, the Acting Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Dr. Adeoye Adedeji, commended Mrs. Abiodun for her motherly role to the leaders of tomorrow.
The Rector promised to ensure that the students were encouraged to know their HIV status.