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Etisalat distributes treated nets to combat Malaria

By Gbenga Akinfenwa   |   02 October 2016   |   2:00 am

Mosquito-netIn commemoration of the 2016 World Mosquito Day, Etisalat Telecommunications Company has distributed insecticide-treated mosquito nets to residents of Owutu Community, in Ikorodu, Lagos State and Enuwa Square, Ile Ife in Osun State.

The CSR intervention, meant to fight malaria, forms part of the company’s ongoing Pan-Nigeria crusade against the scourge of malaria in the country.

Speaking during the presentation at Ile Ife, the Manager, Corporate and Social Responsibility, Etisalat Nigeria, Oyetola Oduyemi, said the exercise was in keeping with the company’s passionate commitment to sustainable development.

“One of the key focal areas of our CSR intervention programme is health, and this initiative forms a part of it. We have a target to distribute tens of thousands of insecticide-treated nets across the nation in the fight against malaria. We have been to some communities in states like Kogi, Kaduna, Enugu and Rivers. We are taking it further to more communities in the South West,” she said.

While receiving the items on behalf of the Ile Ife Community, the Palace Secretary, Mr. Idowu Salami, expressed delight at the exercise, just as he lauded the telecom firm for taking up the fight against malaria, which claims millions of lives yearly, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa due largely to environmental reasons.

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