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Anambra monarchs assure even distribution of treated mosquito nets in communities



TRADITIONAL rulers in Anambra State have assured even distribution of insecticide treated mosquitoe nets (ITNs) to all households in their various communities.

  The traditional rulers gave the assurance during the flag off of the distribution of free insecticide treated nets at Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka.

  Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Obi Alfred Achebe, who spoke through the Deputy Chairman, Igwe Sunday Okafor of Okpuno,  noted  that Governor Soludo and wife, Nonye, are passionate about the health of ndi Anambra.

  He expressed satisfaction with the present administration’s zero tolerance to malaria, assuring that the treated nets are safe and effective, even as he promised to join in creating awareness for the citizenry to make good use of the nets to reduce mosquito bites which causes malaria.

  In their separate reactions, the traditional rulers of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, Igwe Mike Okeke Uche of Engwu Agidi, Igwe Innocent Obodoakor of Agulu, traditional ruler of Ohita, Igwe Dr Ifeanyichukwu Esmai , Igwe  Pius Omachonu of Olumbanasaa and Igwe Dr Emeka Ilouno of Ifitedunu, called for proper advocacy and equitable distribution of the nets.

  They urged beneficiaries not to use the nets in their farms.

  Other traditional rulers who spoke on the occasion were Igwe Joseph Ajodo of Ukwalla, traditional ruler of Owelle Ancient Kingdom, Igwe Raymond Omoja and that of Omasi, Igwe Benjamin Okeji among others.

  They appreciated Governor Chukwuma Soludo and wife for championing the cause of preventing malaria, and also, assured they would ensure equitable distributions of the nets to reach all households

  They described the initiative as a step in the right direction as sleeping under the net reduces the risk of man vector and also, effective way to prevent malaria.

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