Obasanjo, 2 ex-presidents meet Buhari on funding HIV/AIDS response

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Three eminent African leaders and UNAIDS Champions for an AIDS-Free Generation would meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to encourage domestic funding of AIDS response.

This is contained in a statement signed by Charles-Martin Jjuuko, Communications and Global Outreach Officer, UNAIDS Nigeria, which was made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The statement said Olusegun Obasanjo former President of Nigeria, Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana, and Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe former Vice President of Uganda, will gather in Abuja, Nigeria, on a two-day official visit.

According to the statement, the three African leaders, who are also UNAIDS Champions, will support Buhari’s participation in UN High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York.

“The UNAIDS Champions will be meeting President Buhari to discuss the HIV/AIDS response in Nigeria ahead of the UN High Level Meeting scheduled to hold from 8 to 10 of June 2016.

“The Champions will also meet members of the National Assembly, the Ministry of Health, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), and the United Nations Country Team in Nigeria,’’ it said.

The statement added that the ex-African leaders and UNAIDS Champions would be in Abuja between Wednesday, May 25, and Friday, 27 May for the event. (NAN)

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