Councilor representing Akurba Ward at the Lafia Local Government Legislative Council, Honourable Egga Lucky Obele has advised residents within his constituency to avail themselves even as the Nasarawa State Government in collaboration with international partners, is set to commence registration of households in the State preparatory to the distribution of insecticide treated nets (ITNs).
While speaking to our correspondent in his office in Lafia recently, Honourable Egga Lucky Obele disclosed that the residents will be given net cards which will serve as evidence of registration of such household.
He said: “Very soon, ad-hoc staff of the Local Government will be moving round communities, homes to register and issue out cards. So I am encouraging especially the people of Akurba electoral ward to remain vigilant and active and ensure every family has this card. Because this net will not be given to you without the card. So ensure that you have the card. The notices will be made available in the print and electronic media. They should remain alert and ensure they register and they are issued card. It is that card that will be your license to receive mosquito nets when they are available.
“I am calling on all of you to make sure you have it. Malaria is a disease that is killing people in this country on a daily basis. It is a silent killer. So, having treated mosquito net will help you to prevent mosquito bite that will transmit what will lead to you having malaria. So please, let us take it serious and ensure we have the cards and then we will ensure that mosquito net is given to everybody that has that card.”
Officials from the state Ministry of Health recently announced that the distribution of cards will commence on Thursday January 27, 2022 and is scheduled to continue for nine days until Friday February 4, 2022.
Hon. Egga Lucky Obele who is also the Chairman, Legislative Council Committee on Rules and Business and the Deputy Chairman, Legislative Council Committee on Health, urged every household to ensure a competent member of the household is always at home to furnish ad-hoc staff sent by the government so that they are appropriately registered.