Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, said his administration has reduced malaria prevalence to below national average by injecting more than N150m into the State Malaria Elimination Programme.
He said this has boosted the ‘Malaria Free Kwara initiatives’ and elevated the State’s status in the National Malaria Elimination Programme.
The Governor spoke at a book distribution to commemorate the World Malaria Day 2022 organised by his wife, Olufolake, in Ilorin, the state capital.
AbdulRazaq said prioritised investment in the health and environment sector in the State has yielded a 7% drop in malaria prevalence which is below the national average of 23%, according to the World Malaria Report 2021.
Represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, the Governor said the State is getting closer to eliminating malaria with the strategic contributions by the First Lady to disseminate the highly informative and educative book, End Malaria.