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N100m AIDS concert in Niger Delta

Posted by By Emma Ulayi on 2006/06/28 | Views: 339 |

N100m AIDS concert in Niger Delta


Worried by alleged increasing cases of HIV infection amongst the youths in the Niger Delta region, an NGO “Kip entertainment” is set to organise a N100million music awareness concert to be held in July.....

Worried by alleged increasing cases of HIV infection amongst the youths in the Niger Delta region, an NGO “Kip entertainment” is set to organise a N100million music awareness concert to be held in July.

The initiative, which is to use music and entertainment to preach the dangers of the virus is also to ensure to highlight the message of abstinence from all negative sexual behaviour.
Douye Kumo, Project Co-Coordinator of the organizers said the increasing cases of HIV infection in the Niger Delta region overwhelms the problem of youths restiveness in the zone.

Lamenting the poor attitude of government and other agencies towards the region he stated that it was a matter that had to be tackled if the future of the region must be saved from the jaws of death.

The event, which is to be tagged Niger Delta AIDS awareness weekend, comes up on the last weekend of July at Kaiyama beach in Bayelsa State with a target of over one million youths in attendance.

It is being held in collaboration with Center for Niger Delta Development (CNDD). There is expected to be a religious crusade to be addressed by popular religious leaders such as Pastors Chris Okotie and Chris Oyakilome including National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor.

President Olusegun Obasanjo is billed to be the special guest of honour while the six Governors from the zone are to be guests of honour.

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Abieyuwa(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Otasowie means evening life is better than morning life. There is an error in your “evening life is better than evening life”?

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Naija g(Houston, Minnesota, US)says...

Sokari doesn’t mean joy. Joy is Biobela. Go to the village and ask the meaning of the name.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.