Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), disclosed this during a courtesy visit of the Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria to the agency in Abuja.
According to him, Nigeria has achieved a critical milestone of getting HIV under control.
Aliyu said: â€œThere are things we can learn from Namibia, and what they can learn from our response here.
â€œStrategic area to learn from them is in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Namibia has achieved 100 percent identification and placement of pregnant mothers who live with this.
â€œThis is the building block to end AIDS. To end AIDS, we must make sure the incoming generation doesnâ€™t have AIDS.
â€œThis is an area we are looking forward to seeing how much we can learn from Namibia and adopt, to reduce the risk of re-inventing the wheel, and also losing efficiency.
â€œThis is one area we want to see between this year and next, to double our successes, to see that those taps that are running (as far as HIV/AIDS is concerned) in the country are no longer running.
â€œNigeria is now set to end AIDS because we have achieved a critical milestone of getting it under control. By next year, God willing, Nigeria should be able to control HIV transmission.â€