Bayelsa govt. vows to keep up support for HIV/AIDS victims Reviewed by Momizat on . As part of measures geared towards alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS victim, the Bayelsa State Government held a charity football match hosting the Creek Haven As part of measures geared towards alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS victim, the Bayelsa State Government held a charity football match hosting the Creek Haven Rating:
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Bayelsa govt. vows to keep up support for HIV/AIDS victims

As part of measures geared towards alleviating the plight of HIV/AIDS victim, the Bayelsa State Government held a charity football match hosting the Creek Haven Young Stars and Creek Haven All Stars to mark the 2012 World HIV/AIDS Day at Gloryland Castle field in Government House, Yenagoa.

Bayelsa State government has reaffirmed its commitment to the wellbeing of people living with HIV/AIDS, saying it has made several approvals for their welfare. The Governor, Seriake Dickson stated this at a charity football match.

Speaking at the venue, Hon. Dickson said government approved stipends that would be disbursed to them through the State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BYSACA) on a regular basis.

According to him, the football event was part of efforts at sensitizing the people on the dangers of HIV/AIDS and expressed concerns over the high prevalence rate of the pandemic.

Governor Dickson pointed out that government would continue to use sports as one of the instruments to promote healthy living.

Chairman of the occasion, General Owoye Azazi (Rtd) commended the state government for its show of concern for persons living with HIV/AIDS and stressed the need for more campaigns against stigmatization.

Also speaking, former Super Eagles Coach, Mr. Samson Siasia called for more help for HIV/AIDS victims and concerted efforts to encourage prevention of the disease.

The charity football match, which was keenly contested ended 2 – 1 in favour of the Creek Haven Young Stars.

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