By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor said environmental professional regulatory instruments will improve health service in Nigeria.
Sharon, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Enviroment, Engr. Musa Hassan made this know at the public presentation of professional regulatory instruments by Environmental Health Officers Registration Council( EHORECON) yesterday in Abuja.
Presenting the instruments, she said the federal government has spent millions of naira ensuring that Nigerians have quality environmental health services across the country.
“The Professional Regulatory Instruments came at the right time. This shows us how important and ready our officers are in delivering their services”.
The minister urged EHORECON not to leave the instruments at their office shelves, but to distribute them to offices, states and local governments.
According her, putting the instruments in operation will be very vital, “as we look forward to seeing good environmental health services.
Earlier, Registrar Environmental Health Officers Registration of Nigeria, Dr. Yakubu Mohammed, said the four new guidelines is explicit, given the new technology.
“The guide line would provide enabling environment for the private sector and environmental Health practitioners in the local government which would drastically reduce the number of control pest and vectors”.
Mohammed noted that with the new technology, this would create new Jobs for over 10,000 Nigerians.