The director general said that American Government had shown concern in fighting the scourge through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
He, however, added that the efforts of PEPFAR would not had made impact without direct involvement of the awardees.
He congratulated the awardees on their various sacrifices toward reducing the spread of the condition in the country, describing them as “heroes.”
The NACA boss urged them to continue to engage in strategic partnership that would further reduce the spread to zero level.
Aliyu said that NACA and its “heroes” would continue to work harder to reach about 1.9 million Nigerians living with the virus, as well as reduce future infections.
They included Late Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, Prof. John Idoko, Dr Sani Aliyu, Grace Toni, Mr Victor Olaore Omoshehin, Ms Tobore Ovuorie, Dr William Blattner and Ukam Reginald Assumpta.
Some others were Dr Patrick Matemilola, Mrs Lucy Enyia, Alban Anonyuo, MWO Musa Emmanuel (rtd), Maj.-Gen. Ogbonnaya Njoku (rtd); Maj.-Gen. Umar (rtd); Maj.-Gen. Life Ajemba (rtd); and Brig.-Gen. Nurudeen Hussain (rtd).
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