Residents Applaud Ogun Govt, NGO Over Distribution Of LLIMN Cards
THE Ogun State residents have lauded the state government and a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Global funds on their aims in eliminating of the scourge of Malaria through the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Net across the three Senatorial Districts of the state.
The exercise which was simultaneously took place at three Senatorial districts of the state, Ogun East, Ogun West and Ogun Central, witnessed a large turn out of residents and inhabitants of the state, expressing their delight at the programme, noted that the gesture would save them time and money in buying the nets as it comes at an appropriate time, during the rainy season.
Mr. Dada Israel a resident of Liberty Junction, Oru-Ijebu and Mrs. Adelani Akintunde of Sango, commended the donor, Global Fund and the implementing partner, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) for the initiative noting the correct usage of the free LLINs would help them avoid mosquitoe bites and avert spread of malaria scourge.
According to the residents, “malaria was caused by a bite from an infected female mosquito (anmovelis), which carries a germs that cause the disease, noting that it’s preventable if someone can sleep under the LLIMN wanted to distribute to the residents of the state”.
They hailed the gesture of the government and the donor “Global funds” for bringing the exercise to their door steps instead of purchasing the net, pledging their unflinching support and cooperation for the both government and Global Fund agents through out their work period.
Meanwhile, a Technical Consultant on the project, Mrs. Wasila Kolo has commended the residents of the State for co-operating with household mobilisers noting that their co-operation showed the programme has been well accepted.
Kolo assured that the strategy employed this year which involved the use an android device for mobilisation and distribution of the free long lasting nets would ensure the right household gets the right quantity of nets thereby promoting accountability.
She admonished the residents to keep their mosquito net cards as it would stand for them in collection of LLIMN during the period of distribution, noting that no household in the state would be left untouched during the exercise.
Those areas visited including, Oke-Ilewo, Olomore, Abule Olomore, Ita-Oshin, Adeun, Rounder in Abeokuta Axis while Yewa Axis were Sango, Ota, Ilogbo, Owode, Oju-ore, Iju, Atan and Ago-Iwoye, Orun, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-Ode, Awa-Oru Ijebu in Ijebu Axis of the State respectively,the mobilization exercise would hold for nine days.