Federal Government has been called upon to declare a state of emergency on Malaria, a deadly dead with potential to inflict woes on Nigerians.

Chairman, House of Representatives, Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Amobi Ogah, gave the advice in a statement in Abuja to commemorate the 2023 World Mosquito Day.

The World Mosquito Day is marked on August 20 globally, and the theme for the 2023 commemoration is: “Fighting the World’s Deadliest killer, the Mosquito”.

The aim is to raise awareness about the causes of malaria, and how it can be prevented and on the danger posed by mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.

Ogah said, considering the threat malaria poses to humanity, every effort must be geared towards eradicating one of the deadliest killer diseases.

He emphasised that the 10th House will ensure adequate implementation of legislations geared towards the eradication of malaria in the country.