In an effort to curb the menace of mosquito, grassroot communities in Kogi State have been encouraged to embrace the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLNI), for the purpose of safeguarding their health and wellbeing.
This warning was given by the President of Teens Educational Development and Information Network (TEDIN), Mr Titus Alonge, at a sensitization programme held for communities in Yagba West.
Mr Along praised the efforts of government in reducing maternal death and child mortality rate, saying that practical steps being taken in the Local Governments are steps in the right direction.
He praised government’s effort at addressing the health challenges of the citizens, saying that more communities need to be provided with the mosquito treated nets to enhance their well being.
The sensitization which was made possible through a programme put in place by the Society for Family Health (SFH) was in collaboration with GRACODEV, represented by Miss Fatima Wameh Dabugat and a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO),Citizens Empowerment Advocacy Trust (CEPAT).
The communities that were sensitized included Odo Egbe, Odo Ere and Ejiba with stakeholders like Community Health Workers and Community leaders in attendance.