Mrs Feyisetan Fayose, the wife of the Ekiti governor, has called on the State Government to ensure the protection of basic human rights.
Fayose gave this advice on Thursday at the commemoration of the World AIDS Day in Ado-Ekiti.
The Governor’s wife, who lamented the increasing rate of the pandemic in Nigeria, said that millions of children were living with the virus.
She stressed the need for the appropriate authority to continue enlightenment campaign to raise public awareness in order to curb the transmission of the virus.
Fayose called on the youth to desist from pre-marital sex, so as to avoid unwanted pregnancy as well as avoid contacting the HIV virus.
The governor’s wife said that all hands must be on deck to ensure the protection of basic human rights and stop the discrimination of the people living with HIV.
She promised her continued support for the State Government towards the prevention of the HIV transmission.
The Ekiti Chairman, State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA), Dr Ola Doherty, also called on all tiers of government and stakeholders to improve on the funding of the agency to curb the pandemic.
He stressed the need for everyone to work together with the government authorities in the efforts to defend and protect the basic human rights of the vulnerable people.