This is not the Season for Fornication

I have no intention of scaring you on this lovely day, but I came across some really heartbreaking statistics about Nigeria which I feel compelled to share. When I read the statistics I became burdened about the state of morality in our country Nigeria.

Fact 1: Nigeria has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world and one of the highest rates of new infection in sub-Saharan Africa.

The size of Nigeria’s population means 3.1 million people were living with HIV in 2017.

It is estimated that around two-thirds of new HIV infections in West and Central Africa in 2017 occurred in Nigeria. Together with South Africa and Uganda, the country accounts for around half of all new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa every year. 

This is despite achieving a 5% reduction in new infections between 2010 and 2017.

Fact 2:At a time when rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV have plummeted,even in far poorer countries, Nigeria accounted for 37,000 of the world’s160,000 new cases of babies born with HIV in 2016. The most populous country in Africa, Nigeria does have an exceptionally large HIV-infected population of 3.2million people. But South Africa—the hardest-hit country in the world, with 7.1million people living with the virus—had only 12,000 newly infected children in2016. The high infection rate, along with the lack of access to ARVs—coverage is just 30%—helps explain why 24,000 children here died of AIDS in 2016, nearly three times as many as in South Africa.

“Nigeria contributes the largest burden of babies born with HIV in the world—it’s close to one in every four babies [globally] being born with HIV—and that’s really not acceptable,”says Sani Aliyu, who heads the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)in Abuja.

Fact 3:Durex survey suggested that Nigerian women are the most unfaithful in the world and a DNA expert from Lagos University Teaching Hospital claimed that 30% of Nigerian men are not the biological father of all the children in their custody.

The result of a research on the sexual promiscuity among Nigerian female undergraduates indicated a 79 per cent agreement on the prevalence of sexual promiscuity amongst female undergraduates.

These are startling statistics, but if you look very closely, Nigeria is gradually becoming a very immoral society. 

People in relationships who are supposed to be faithful, have side guys & side chicks; even the side chicks & guys are sleeping with other people. 

Sex is now a cheap commodity and this ought not to be so. You guys know I’m team no Premarital sex, but look at the statistics, asides from a biblical point of view, there are STD’S being distributed around. Why risk your life because of recklessness & a few minutes of pleasure?

This yuletide period is not the time for fornication. It is not the season to engage in premarital sex. 

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This is the season & the time for you to align 2019 right. Set the incoming year in prayers before you enter it.

Protect your destiny. Protect the destiny & the lives of your children. Even if you don’t like yourself, there’s a God who’s counting on you to be alive & well to do that which he sent you to do. Are you going to let him down? And Children who need their parents alive. Think twice about the decisions you make.

Information Sources

  1. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/nigeria-has-more-hiv-infected-babies-anywhere-world-it-s-distinction-no-country-wants
  2. https://www.avert.org/professionals/hiv-around-world/sub-saharan-africa/nigeria

 

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