From ANENE AIKE, SOKOTO
A fumigation exercise personally sponsored by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, has been flagged off at Sokoto South Local Government Area, Sokoto State.
The exercise which will gulp over N 8milllion was flagged off by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC),in the area, Alhaji Bello Mainasara .
Alhaji Mainasara described the gesture by Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko as a relief not only to the people of the area,but to the state as a whole.
The chairman further extolled the efforts of the Senator for coming up with the exercise, which he said cannot come at a better time than now when the scourge of malaria was endemic.
He described the malaria pandemic as very formidable and dangerous, saying, “there is the need for a collective effort to tackle the menace.”
Commenting on the exercise, Chairman of the praying Association Sokoto State, Alhaji Sani Bodinga, said the association was given the responsibility to undertake the fumigation exercise in the targeted areas.
He further explained that the senator remained committed in helping the activities of the association since when he was the Governor of the state.
He said, the exercise will be conducted daily, adding that, already, a committee under Alhaji Buba Mairago, was set up to ensure proper monitoring of the exercise.
Earlier, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who spoke through his representative, Dr. Bello Abubakar Wamakko averred that, the motive behind the exercise was to help the communities in the state, to stem the tide of the malaria menace.
He said the exercise is targeting five local government areas in Sokoto metropolis, which include, Sokoto South, Sokoto North, Wamakko, Kware, and Dange Shuni.
Senator Wamakko further noted that, the money earmarked for the exercise was for the purchase of chemicals and the provision of other logistics for the programme.
A cross section of the beneficiaries interviewed commended the efforts of Senator Wamakko and fervently prayed for the Almighty to reward him abundantly.
They called on well meaning individuals in the state to emulate him, by coming up with similar people oriented programs aimed at bringing succor to the needy and other less privileged in the society.
Areas covered during the day one of the exercise included, Shehu Jumaat Mosque area, Bello Way, Kwanni area, old Market, Mainiyyo, as well as some Federal establishments in the state among others which will continue for the next thirty days .