On Tuesday, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, inaugurated the board of the Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, with his wife, Tamunominini, as the appointed chairman.
The governor remarked that his administration is vehemently fighting the menace, AIDS.
The Governor said, “Health is one of the pillars which this administration is resting on, and dealing with the scourge of HIV in our society is of utmost importance to this administration.
“I don’t have any doubt in my mind that we have assembled the best hands to manage the affairs of Oyo State Agency for Control of AIDS.
“I have taken time to reflect on what was the modus operandi in the past and I can say to you clearly that the state used to be supplied with medications that were just about to expire; that era should be over for good in Oyo State.”
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, added that one Dr Lanre Abass was the Executive Secretary.
Dr Lanre Abass, who was appointed as the Executive Secretary maintained that the Makinde administration’s focus on the health sector had seen it pay particular attention to HIV/AIDS response by ensuring that people had access to relevant information, HIV testing services and access to treatment, care and support for people living with the virus.