Benin City – Edo state Governor Mr Godwin Obaseki will on Friday flag off distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets in Benin city. The venue for the ceremony is Urhokpota Hall, Kings Square, Benin city.
Briefing the Press yesterday, the Chairman ,Edo state committee on Rollback Malaria Campaign,and the deputy Governor of the state Rt Hon Philip Shaibu said the time for the ceremony is 11.0 am.
He said that the about 2.6 million insecticidal nets are to be distributed to every household within five days free of charge to the citizens.
Hon Shaibu advised parents and Guardians to cooperate with health officials who will be going round to do the distribution as all heads of local government administration in the eighteen local government councils are on ground to ensure 100% coverage of the entire Edo communities.
He added that the state net ambassador, the wife of the state Governor Mrs Betsey Obaseki will be supporting the distribution and campaign process.