By Christopher Okon, Senior Correspondent, Uyo
The Special Assistant to the Governor on budget, Pastor Nicholas Ekarika said that the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital has diagnosed 14,230 Hiv/Aids person in Akwa Ibom State.
Pastor Nicholas Ekarika made this known during a one-day special conference organize by Applicant Welfare and Development Center held at Pat Ebong hall University of Uyo.
With the theme: recognizing the frontier of development and the face of Hiv/Aids in Akwa Ibom State.
The Special Assistant said that the development is unfortunate while advice youths to engage in meaningful venture and understand Hiv/Aids is real for their own benefit without any doubt or controversy towards the information on ground while take advantage of applicant welfare and Development center training serious to be self-empolyed as they are fighting or make sure to reduce poverty to the nearest minimum in the society.
He commended applicant welfare and Development center for their effort to make sure our youths engage in meaningful activities where they should not involve in unnecessary victim of circumstances over issue of Hiv/Aids rather encourage them to abstain themselves from unnecessary sex and focus on the conference lectures for their own benefit .
The coordinator Applicant welfare and Development center, Dr. Inyang Ekanem said they have been training youths across the country to be self-employed and engage in meaningful activities despite experiencing challenges would not relent over their responsibilities to make sure they reduce poverty to the nearest minimum and frustrate the labour market through their organization, while advice the youths to really understand Hiv/Aids is not a joke but exit and should concentrate and take advantage on the conference lectures for their own benefit.
He called on the youths of Akwa Ibom State to take advantage on their program especially to be trained and become self-employed not waiting and having hope for white-collar jobs and have confident of themselves that they can make it without white-collar jobs while also educate them over the issue of Hiv/Aids especially those in the rural areas.
One of the participant, Ekerette Udo commended Applicant Welfare and Development Center for their kind gesture educating them about Hiv/Aids and especially how to become self-employed that most of them came from the rural areas and has vows not to be victim of Hiv/Aids in the society.