World Malaria Day: Ibom Air donates ITNs, Drugs To Akwa Ibom Govt

In its bid to tackle high rate of malaria infection among pregnant women and children below five years of age, Akwa Ibom State owned airline, Ibom Air has donated 3000 doses of SP oral and 1000 pieces of Insecticide Treated Nets to the state Ministry of health for onward distribution to the target population.

Delivering the items at the State Secretariat, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Thursday, the General Manager of Ibom Air, Mr George Uriesi said the gesture was in fulfillment of Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) to the people.

Uriesi expressed hope that the items will be judiciously used even as he noted that people should be made to understand that they have something to contribute by keeping their environment clean to ward off mosquitoes or know what to do when they are infected by malaria parasites

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” The realization is that it’s not only government alone, the benefit is for everybody . I believe that the token we have presented today will help some people.

” But the most important is that Ibom Air can contribute to the awareness because we need to make people to be aware of what to do .

” We have opportunity that we carry people everyday to get to realize that they have things to contribute by keeping the environment clean and what to do when they got infected by Malaria parasite .

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” I think this token will be judiciously used.”

Akwa Ibom state Commissioner for Health Prof Augustine Umoh who received the items for the state government urged other companies operating in the state to join hands with the state government in the health sector to drive the A-R-I-S-E Agenda .

” It is with appreciation and joy in our heart that we receive with a promise that they will be effectively utilized. We will monitor their utilization and ensure that this confidence by Ibom Air to the Ministry to get this to our people . We will ensure that this confidence will not be broken.

“I enjoined other well meaning companies and other corporate citizens as well other Nigerians to join Ibom Air and add value to the good work of His Excellency pastor Umo Eno in the healthcare sector”. He said .