INVESTITURE OF GOMBE STATE MALARIA AND NET CAMPAIGN AMBASSADOR TO THE FIRST LADY, ASMA’U YAHAY A WORTHY COURSE FOR A HUMBLE ROLE MODEL.
Gombe state First Lady , Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya, has been decorated as the new ambassador of malaria and net campaign at an investiture by the Insecticide Treated Net Campaign Team, at the government house Gombe.
The ITN campaign team, led by the state’s commissioner of health Dr.Habu Dahiru, found the First Lady, Dr. Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya worthy of such honor for her simplicity, humbleness and concern for the well-being of , women, children and youths who are the worst hit by the malaria scourge.
The governor’s wife, Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya appreciated the honour which is another avenue to do more to her people pointing out that malaria is seriously creating havoc in the society today.” So, as a mother, i will take this campaign with optimum seriousness and liaise with the wives of the LG chairmen to intensify sensitization at the grassroot levels to create more awareness on the use of the insecticide treated nets in order to reduce the malaria disease to the minimum. However, it is so sad to see our country ‘Nigeria ‘ still battling with malaria prevention and curation,when other countries have of the world have already eliminated it”.
Earlier, the commissioner of health,Dr. Habu Dahiru extolled the virtues of the First Lady, Asma’u Inuwa as being a worthy substance,a strong mobilizer and a mother he is very confident that can successfully carry out such task ,pari passu , the 2.3 million Insecticides Treated Nets distribution.
The commissioner added that, due to the strategic location of Gombe State in the middle of the north east and for its relative peace , the influx of people into Gombe has slightly risen the population. An indication that the 2.3 million treated nets provided can be exhausted and for precautionary measures, more will be needed so that we can reach every household and family to protect our mothers and children from Malaria.
Enumerating the roles of the Malaria and Net Campaign Ambassador to include,advocacy,mobilization and involvement of wives of local government chairmen, women groups and other stakeholders to support and participate in the crusade for a malaria free environment, the national campaign coordinator,mr. Philip Okoko said, that he charisma and influence of the governor’s wife are convincing qualities to drive good followership in the ITN utilization to fight malaria.
Giving a vote of thanks , the executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Agency, Dr. Abdulrahman Shuaibu, commended governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for providing enabling environment for developmental programs especially such that will improve the health conditions of the citizenry.
The Gombe State Insecticide Treated Net (ITN)campaign and distribution exercise is scheduled from 3rd to 17th of September 2021.
(Office of the First Lady)