The Executive Secretary, Atakunmosa West Local Government, Hon. Omole Adegbamigbe has urged the people of local government and its sister council, Atakumosa Central Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to support the Government of the State of Osun towards eliminating malaria in the society.
He made the call during the flag off of distribution of insecticide net, last week Thursday.
Omole, who appreciated the Governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for taking the healthcare of the people with seriousness said, the distribution of the long-lasting insecticide net was part of the government efforts to guaranteeing healthy living among the people.
He said, “the mosquito net was prepared with environmental-friendly formulated chemicals capable of knocking down mosquitoes and other insects that transmit disease when it comes to contact with it”.
He continued and advised people of Osun to take the issue of their health serious by complying with all the government health programs and make use of the advantage to its maximum.
“I wish that all of us should take the issue of our health serious by complying and key into government’s programs and make use of the advantage.
Malaria is a long age disease in our environment and is endemic in Nigeria, it transmits its parasite by the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.
Charging the people to subscribe to the issue of healthy environment, he said, “this insect breeds where there is over grown weeds, accumulation of stagnant water and refuse and in order to eliminate malaria, we should all join hands together to maintain total environmental sanitation of our environment at all time”.
Omole explained that the sponsor and organizer of the program in conjunction with the state government had made campaign efforts, targeting every household in all the nooks and crannies of the two councils
He added that the partners had engaged various categories of workers for different assignments to ensure that the net gets to appropriate quarters without sentiments, irrespective of religious, ethnic, political affiliation and social background.