Osun State Government and the United States of America have agreed to partner together in combating the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
This was agreed upon when the US Consular General, Mr. Will Stevenson paid a courtesy visit on the Governor in his office.
The project according to the Consular General seeks to reduce HIV related morbidity and mortality, reduce HIV incidence among populations and to sustain the ability of state governments and CSOs to lead and manage comprehensive HIV programme.
The US Consular General Mr. Will Stevenson who was accompanied by members of the US Consulate to Osun for the launch of the programme said “the US is ready to collaborate with Osun State Government for a more rapid development. He maintained that “Osun State is the only state he has visited twice, first when the Govermor was contesting the July 2022 Govermorship Election.”
Responding, Osun State Govermor, Senator Ademola Adeleke thanked the US govt for the support given to Nigeria and Osun State in Particular towards the entrenchment of Democratic ideals.
The Governor said “the support given by the US govt during the last guber poll in the state was largely responsible for the peaceful conduct of the poll that gave him Victory.”
Senator Adeleke sought the support of The American government in that areas of education, health, agriculture and ICT among other sectors.
Highpoint of the event was the exchange of gifts between Osun State Government and the US consulate where Senator Ademola Adeleke presented Some Yoruba Cultural items like talking drum, ‘Fila Abeti-Aja’ among others.