FUO has taken custody of 4,000 pre-treated, long lasting impregnated insecticides mosquito nets for use by students and staff.
The donation was made by Bayelsa State Millennium Development Goals through the Senior Special Adviser to the State Governor on MDG’s, Honourable Apere Embeleakpo on 20th March 2015 at the University medical centre.
In his remark the SSA said the donation was made following a request by the University for mosquito nets, he also expressed the willingness of the MDG to partner with the institution in achieving goals 5 and 6 of the Agency.
FUO Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko accompanied by the registrar Mr. David Suowari and management staff were full of gratitude to the donor for the gesture stating that the nets will be judiciously used while seeking for more donations that will ensure healthy living for staff and students of FUO.
Also speaking at the occasion, Senior Medical Officer of the University, Dr. Uchenna Nwachukwu also thanked the donors for their contributions disclosing that the nets will go a long way in curbing the prevalence of malaria within the University community.
Dr. Nwachukwu stated that the mosquito nets will be distributed first of all to available bed spaces in the students’ hostel upon their return from their first semester break.
Secondly, pregnant staff members and staff with kids below 5 years will also be given the nets while the remaining nets will be kept for future distribution.
The donated mosquito nets have advanced protection against malaria and other insect-borne diseases; it has been tested and certified to be highly effective, extra strong having extra value.