The Sokoto State Government has commenced the distribution of insecticide-treated nets, antimalarial drugs, and conducted fumigation exercises for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
The inauguration of the program took place at the Ramin Kura IDP camp in Sokoto North Local Government, with Deputy Governor Alhaji Idris Gobir leading the initiative. Gobir urged residents of IDP camps to consider their condition as destiny, emphasizing the administration's proactive measures to facilitate their return to normal livelihood activities.
He noted the commitment of Aliyu's administration to improving citizens' well-being across all sectors in order to address the neglected conditions of both people and the environment left behind by the previous government due to poor approaches.
In her remarks, State Commissioner for Health, Hajia Asabe Balarabe, expressed that the initiative seeks to integrate IDPs into all government activities, fostering a sense of belonging to the community.
Balarabe mentioned that the state government has lined up activities to safeguard people's lives and commended community groups, donor agencies, and government institutions for their support. She encouraged them to continue supporting efforts aimed at promoting the health of individuals in the country.
Earlier, Alhaji Namadina Ibrahim, the Special Adviser to Aliyu on Malaria Control Agency, stated that the insecticide-treated nets and medications are being distributed for free. He urged beneficiaries to utilize the items effectively.