Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday appointed his wife, Tamunominini Makinde, as the Chairperson of the board of Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS (SACA).
The agency has a responsibility to regulate AIDS control in the state.
The governor, during the inauguration of the board chaired by his wife, said the move became imperative following the scourge of AIDS which is of utmost importance to the state.
Also included on the board was Dr Lanre Abass, serving as the Executive Secretary.
“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.
“Some of you, like Reverend Babatunde and Dr Titilayo [representing inter-religious body], are also very important to this advocacy because when you either stand on the pulpit or in front of the congregation in the mosque when you are preaching, you can also put the word out there for people to know.
“There has been a lot of progress on the anti-retroviral medication but abstinence is the best way to control the spread of HIV/AIDS scourge.
“I want to thank you for accepting to serve the people of Oyo State in this capacity and I also wish you a successful and impactful tenure,” the governor said.