“We are appealing to parents to use the nets to cover their children while they are asleep.”
The Nigeria Police medical unit on Monday said it had distributed 1,500 mosquito treated nets to police officers’ children in Lagos.
This is contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria by the Commissioner of Police (Medical), Grace Okudo.
It said that the nets were distributed to pupils at the Police Children’s School, Obalende, Lagos, with a view to check malaria.
The statement said distribution was in line with the Police plan to wipe out the malaria parasite in police children schools and barracks all over the country.
It added that since there was no vaccine for malaria, the children should be protected against mosquito bites.
“We have distributed 1,500 treated mosquitoes nets to our children in the Police Children’s School, Obalende.
“We are appealing to parents to use the nets to cover their children while they are asleep.
“Since there is no vaccine for malaria, the only alternative is to make sure we prevent them from attack by covering them with the treated nets so that they will not be bitten by mosquitoes.
“Parents should ensure that they cover their children whether in the day or at the night while they are asleep.
“The gesture is a continuous exercise as the Force would move from one school to the other so as to fight malaria to finish,’’ the statement quoted Ms. Okudo as saying.
It also called on corporate organisations to emulate the good gesture of the Police and assist other children in public schools.