Kwara State Government has flagged-off the distribution of 2.3 million pieces of free insecticide treated mosquito nets, to be distributed to households across the 16 local government areas of the state.

At the flag-off ceremony, held at the open space of the Kwara State Government House, Ilorin, Governor AbdulRahmàn AbdulRazaq explained that out of the 282 Million Naira his administration invested into counterpart funds to key into various basic healthcare programmes 82 million Naira of that amount was meant for the anti-malaria initiative of the Global Fund. 

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq at a symbolic presentation of  insecticide treated net to households in Ilorin.

He said the returns are 2.3million insecticide treated nets worth over 3.3 billion naira, among other socioeconomic benefits attached.

Earlier, in his welcome ceremony, the Kwara State Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razak said the flag-off of the insecticide-treated net was as evidence that investment of the administration into health sector two months into the tenure yielded profitably.

He, however, said the nets were safe as they have been treated to repel mosquitoes, thereby reducing the prevalence of malaria in the state.

He explained that 5000 people would be involved in the distribution of the insecticide treated nets across the state, after a mop up training session.

Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Engineer Danladi Yakubu commended Governor AbdulRazaq for changing the narratives of the health sector in the state.

There were goodwill messages from representatives of the Society for Family Health, Catholic Relief Services, all urging Kwarans to use of the nets for the purpose they were meant.

Lawrence Afolabi


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