Sokoto distributes treated mosquito nets, drugs to IDP camps

Sokoto State government has commenced the distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and antimalarial drugs at Internally Displaced Persons camps in the state.

It also fumigated the camps to prevent malaria.

The exercise was inaugurated by Deputy Governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Idris Gobir, at Ramin Kura IDP camp in Sokoto North Local Government area of Sokoto state on Saturday.

Gobir urged residents of IDP camps to consider the condition as destiny stressing that the present administration had put in place proactive measures to ensure that they return to their respective settlements and engage in normal livelihood activities.

He noted that Aliyu’s administration has been committed to ensuring the improvement of the citizens’ well-being in all sectors.

According to him, the measure is targeted at reversing the neglected conditions of people and the environment left behind by the previous government which was due to poor approaches.

Gobir reassured continued support to less privileged persons and other vulnerable persons across the state.

In her remarks, the State Commissioner for Health, Hajia Asabe Balarabe, said the initiative was aimed at ensuring that IDPs were considered in all government activities and feel they belong to the community.

Balarabe said the state government had lined up activities to safeguard people’s lives.

She commended community groups, donor agencies and government institutions on their support and enjoined them to continue their support in recognition of promoting healthy individuals in the country.

Earlier, Alhaji Namadina Ibrahim, the Special Adviser to Aliyu on Malaria Control Agency said the ITNs along with other medications were being distributed for free and urged beneficiaries to utilise the items effectively.


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