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Ogun Begins Distribution Of Insecticide Treated Nets As LG Chairman Wife Displays Method Of Usage

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The Ogun State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Society for Family Health (SFH), has commenced the distribution of 3.7million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) across the twenty local government in State. 

During the inauguration of the distribution at Imeko Afon local government, The Chairman of Imeko-Afon Local Government, Alh Yaya fadipe (AFRO),  Alhaja Fadipe Kudirat (FIRST LADY) in the house flagged off the 2021 Insecticide treated nets (ITN) distribution campaign by sleeping under the net to further encourage the residents to accept the nets Amebo Newspaper NG learnt. 

According to the representative of Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Society for Family Health (SFH), The campaign will be involving the distribution of over 70,000 Insecticide Treated Nets ITN across the 10 wards in Imeko-Afon local government starting from today, 26th of August and end on the 6th of September, 2021.

Alh Yaya fadipe (AFRO), The chairman of Imeko Afon local government urged everyone to support the campaign team by co-operating with the distribution agents, by collecting the nets and using them as advised to curb the widespread of deadly malaria in the local government.

Also, he commended the state government under the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun for the effort in ensuring all the twenty local government in Ogun state is free from malaria and other menace that can handicap the dwellers.

In attendance was the traditional rulers in the community, they all supported the drive to curb malaria in the local government.

Our correspondent further approached the dwellers, Mr Arobiewe said the community would make use of the nets since we are in the rainy season and most of their children are always having malaria and the cost of treatment is on the high side.

In the same vein, Mrs Sobiye, a trader commended the state government for remembering them in Ilara, Imeko Afon, she said her family would use the nets effectively to make them free from malaria.

We moved to Ilaro where we questioned residents of Oja Odan, and Mr Rasheed Aroboto, a politician commended the team for remembering them despite the fact that the town is in the outskirts of the state, he promised to enlighten the residents of his community to make use of the nets to reduce spread of malaria.

In Ota, Mr Idowu Adesegun welcomed the idea of the Federal Government distributing ITN to the people, which he described as a succor against malaria to Nigerians. 

In Idiroko area of Yewa South, mostly all the drivers criticised the idea as they reluctantly received the nets due to their lack of knowledge on the usefulness of the ITN, maybe due to their level of illiteracy.

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