The Federal Government’s team for the eradication of malaria on Thursday said it would distribute 1.9 million Long Lasting Insecticide Nets in Delta.
The leader of the team, Godson Kingsley, said this in Asaba during a visit to the state Commissioner for Information, Chike Ogeah.
Mr. Kingsley said each household would get two nets, adding that the team had so far distributed the nets in 33 states.
He said Delta, Kogi and Osun were yet to get the nets.
He said the campaign would combat malaria scourge and called on the commissioner to assist the team in mobilising people for the programme.
The leader also said the team would organise a house-to-house mobilisation on the net cards between April 19 and 25 across the state.
Mr. Kingsley said the cards would serve as a ticket for every household to collect the nets.
He said apart from the mobilisation, training would also be organised for officers in charge of distributing the nets.
According to him, the exercise will run from April 29 to 30 at the state and local government levels.
“And before the distribution, the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, would flag off the programme on April 27 in the state capital. The same programme would be launched at local government areas on April 30 by the chairmen of the councils.
“The distribution would be carried out at the local government areas between April 30 and May 3,” he said.
Responding, the commissioner said the ministry would support the team for the success of the exercise.