With the wide spread of malaria in the society, and also mark the world malaria day. Iba foundation initiative a Non-Governmental organisation has taken stringent measures to kerb the virus in Ajegunle community a suburb of Lagos.
As part of an effort to forestall the spread of malaria in the society, and also mark the world malaria day. Iba foundation initiative a Non-Governmental organisation has taken stringent measures to kerb the virus in Ajegunle community a suburb of Lagos.
The organisation embarked on sanitation exercise, distributed about one thousand insecticides treated net, gave out malaria drugs and also sensitise the community on ways to prevent the endemic disease.
Youths within the community turned out En masse for the sanitation exercise even without any form of incentive.
One of the volunteered workers during the sanitation exercise, who identified himself as Festus Labule, said he joined the workforce to render his self-service to the society. He called on the youth to always participate in such imitative because it is the bedrock of a healthier society.
The executive director of the organisation Oluwamayowa Adefojusalu stated that the primary objective of the exercises is to communicate behavioural change, and also help the members of the community develop a healthy lifestyle.
According to him, “Ajegunle is known as the ghetto of Lagos state and it is very dirty, this will ultimately will lead to malaria. We felt that the place needs to be cleaned-up, also educate the people about malaria because a lot of them feels that malaria is part and parcel of their life.
Adefojusalu urged local Government official to tackle malaria in their constituency and quit waiting for state and federal government intervention.
Expressing delight that such an initiative was brought to the corridor of their community, the traditional ruler of Oke Ira Bale Shutairu Hassan Olayeni pledged continuous support to the activities of the organisation in all ramification.
He, beckoned on the government to support such an organisation financially because the well-being of the mass is evidently their topmost priority.
Source: The Nation