Dr Raji Razaq, Kwara Commissioner for Health, has urged traditional rulers in the state to join the campaign for the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN).
Razaq made the call in a statement by the ministry’s Press Secretary, Mr Gbenga Tayo and made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday.
According to the statement, Razaq had visited the district of Lanwa, Saadu and Jebba in the Northern part of the state to seek the traditional institution’s support in the fight against malaria.
Represented by an official of the ministry, Mr Abdullahi Nageri, the commissioner said that the message about using LLIN to tackle malaria infections would penetrate better if traditional rulers joined the campaign.
The commissioner said that the state government was committed toward quality healthcare delivery to the people of Kwara.
Razaq said the insecticide-treated nets would be distributed to residents of the state through the support of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Global Fund Project.
“The entire essence is to prevent malaria. Let us be informed that malaria can be prevented if we use the nets correctly.
“We urge all traditional rulers in the state to join this year’s campaign on insecticide-treated nets usage. Always educate community people about it; it is in their interest,” he said.
The District Head of Lanwa, Saadu and Jebba, Alhaji Aliu Olarongbe commended the state government’s efforts in tackling malaria infection in the state.
He said that the Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led government had demonstrated strong will to deliver quality healthcare services in the state.
Olarongbe said the traditional institution would support all government activities geared toward boosting the people’s health and welfare.
Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)
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