Malaria: Tidi flags off distribution of free Mosquito Insecticide Treated Nets in Warri

Chairman of the Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi on Thursday flagged off the distribution of free Mosquito


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Malaria: Tidi flags off distribution of free Mosquito Insecticide Treated Nets in Warri
Dr. Michael Tidi, speaking


Chairman of the Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi on Thursday flagged off the distribution of free Mosquito Insecticide Treated Nets in Warri.

Tidi in his remarks during the exercise appealed to Warri residents not to take the exercise for granted.

He said malaria, which is caused by mosquitoes, remains one of the most deadliest disease in Africa.

He said government, which exist for the protection of life, having established the fact that malaria is a deadly disease, cannot just sit down and fold their arms, hence the distribution of the nets.

He appealed to the Mobilization Distribution Team not to see the exercise as a political campaign, stressing that it is very essential that there should be equitable distribution of the mosquito nets.

"I want to thank God for witnessing this campaign the second time. The first excessive was seamless. Our people benefited immensely from the distribution of the nets. Those who did not benefit kept calling for another round.

 

L-R: Mr. Joseph Oribioye, Dr. Michael Tidi, Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Igbrude & Mr. Sunny Bodor

 

"Today I am happy that their call has been answered. Please I want to call on the Mobilization Distribution Team not see this exercise as a political campaign. 

"Malaria is a deadly disease today, especially in Africa and all hands most be on deck to ensure that we eradicate it. This is why government that exist for protection of life cannot just sit down and watch whole people are dying.

"I have used mosquito nets for prevention of not only mosquitoes but also other insects while I was in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna state. 

"We appreciate everyone's who has supported this program. People of Warri should not take this for granted. They should take advantage of this excise and avail themselves when the team comes to your house," Tidi said.

He however, advised that the distribution of the free insecticide treated nets should start from rural communities in Warri South Local Government Area.

Earlier, Mr Mofe Okere, Technical Assistant, Warri Local Government Area in his brief remarks, noted that this year's distribution is unique as the team will go from house to house.

He said this year, every household will receive at least one mosquito net depending on how many children one has.

"Every household is going to receive at least one mosquito net. We have 365 distributors working in the project and we are sure distributing to every household in this council," Okere said.

Mrs Clementina Akpomudje, Role Back Malaria Officer, Warri South council area, said the purpose of the gathering was to enlighten and engage discussion on how to prevent, stop and eradicate the deadly disease known as malaria.

She added that the most effective method of preventing the spread of malaria is the use of mosquito nets.

"Research indicates 627 thousand death that occurred in 2020 around the world were as a result of malaria and as of 2020, malaria is described to have taken the lives of 241 million people around the world. 

"In Nigeria, it is largely accountable for 300 thousand deaths in Nigeria," Akpomudje said.

In a similar development, Chairman of the Warri South Local Government Area, Dr Michael Tidi was decorated as Warri South LGA Net Advocate by the Role Back Malaria Team.



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