Kwara has received at least 2.3m insecticide nets to be distributed across 772,648 households in the state — one of the fruits of the N82m counterpart funds Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq paid in the early days of his administration last year. At $4 (N1,400) unit price, the treated nets are worth at least N3.3bn, aside the 5,000 ad-hoc staff to be engaged and paid to distribute the nets across the state, according to a statement on Sunday from the Kwara State Ministry of Health.

The statement quoted the State’s Director of Public Health Dr Oluwatosin Fakayode as telling reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, that the nets were supplied by the Global Fund and Partners to support AbdulRazaq’s anti-malaria campaign in the state. “One of the strategic directions for the Ministry of Health under Governor AbdulRazaq is to reduce under-five mortality and maternal mortality drastically