Nigeria’s anti-gay law won’t affect HIV treatment – NACA

Jonathan signed the law on January 7

The Director General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, John Idoko, says no provision of the Anti-Same Sex Marriage Act will deny anybody access to HIV treatment.

The agency said this in a statement issued by the agency’s Assistant Chief Communication Officer, Toyin Aderibigbe, in Abuja on Monday.

The statement quoted Mr. Idoko as saying, “The Government of Nigeria remains fully committed to improving the health of Nigerians and preventing all AIDS related deaths. Therefore, Federal Government will continue to ensure that Nigerians have access to the requisite services that they may require as guaranteed by the constitution.”

It noted that nothing in the law referred to or prohibited programmes targeted at prevention, treatment, care and support for people living with HIV or affected by AIDS in Nigeria.

“No provision of this law will deny anybody in Nigeria access to HIV treatment and other medical services,” the statement said.

It noted that the provisions had no negative effects on the HIV and AIDS Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support programme.

The anti-gay act was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan on January 7 and has elicited mixed reactions from Nigerians and foreigners.


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  • cashback

    Let us get real please Mr pressie , who will come out to say they have HIV aids when 80% of Nigerians think it still a gay only disease , no Gay or heterosexual will go to the clinic to have treatment if they do they will be given over to the Police.
    so i say : take the body and the blood of Jesus ( cracker and black currant /ribena/or tomatoe Juice) and give Thanks for the Bread of Life Jesus who gave you life and Life in Abundance. By His Stripes you are healed.
    If you are gay and or lesbian know that Jesus paid the Price for you to be Gay and to make Heaven.He abolished the Law and established Grace Hebrews 10:9 — He paid the penalty price of us breaking the law (Galatians 3:13) Never mind Nigeria who took herself back under the law with her legalistic ways as we say in Christendom. She forgot that we dont go back under it – its the e wor? a wor of the Ebor that God gave for us. For with the works of the law shall no man be justified.

    Ask Him (Jesus ) into your Life and to be your Lord and Savior – PRAYER OF
    SALVATION”: Lord Jesus come into my Life I believe that You died for me
    to make it in into Heaven. You paid the penalty price for me. I receive
    you as my Savior in Jesus Name Amen.”

    I commit you to the Lord Jesus and ask Him to lead you to where you
    can get baptized by Full Immersion and receive the Holy Spirit .,
    because He paid FOR YOUR JUSTIFICATION AND ETERNAL LIFE in FULL.
    try and read the bible in the mean time new testament and rest in the book of Hebrews and Galatians.