Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has expressed happiness over the drop in HIV prevalence in the state from 3.4 percent in 2014 to 1.3 percent in 2019.
Yahaya made this known in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ismaila Misilli, as part of the governor’s goodwill message to commemorate the day in Gombe.
The Governor appreciated the contributions of state government’s HIV/AIDS Coordinating organ, Gombe State Agency for the Control of Aids, for its effort in the fight against the scourge.
The governor also acknowledged the contributions of various stakeholders in the fight against the disease, especially donors and implementing partners.
He said others who deserved commendation included; civil society groups, traditional and religious leaders, health workers and the media among others.