Fight against HIV/AIDS: Pastor bemoan dearth of moral

By Yabagi Ahmed
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The dearth of good morals on the part of the society has been described as one of the factors impeding on the fight against the HIV/AIDS scourge.

The area superintendent of The Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Lokoja Area, Pastor Alfred Funsho Amode stated this recently while speaking at an occasion to mark this year’s World AIDS day at the Obajana Assembly of the Church.

The Clergy stated that despite the technological feat that has been achieved in the world, the cure for the disease has not been found and called on the youths and the society in general to desist from all acts capable jeopardizing their future.

Pastor Amode said that the society today needs holiness, faithfulness and sincerity and called on those on the pulpits like himself, to condemn in strong terms the actions of believers that contradict morality as is preached by the bible.

In his own address, the Assembly Pastor, Emmanuel Ige Babalola admonished youths to avoid fornication and habits that could predispose them to the disease and called on government to come up with measures that would address some health challenges facing the citizens. He averred that treatment should be made available to People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLWHA).

Meanwhile, the President and founder of Teens Educational Development and Information Network (TEDIN), Mr. Titus Adekunle Alonge, who organized the programme at Obajana said the community was deliberately chosen due to the fact that it plays host to the largest cement factory in Sub-Saharan Africa with people from various walks of life converging there regularly.

He warned the community that practical steps need to be taken in order to address the problem of HIV/AIDS. Such steps, he added, include youths of the church and the community organizing themselves into clubs and Associations against the disease.