By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON), took a sensitisation awareness campaign to Garki Model Market and Jabi Motor parks in Abuja to enlighten Nigerians on importance proper hygiene.
Dr Dominic Abonyi, the Registrar of the Council made the call at the weekend, saying Public health, hygiene and waste management has become very important to everyone to imbibe the spirit of sanitation due to common sickness and dangerous disease in the world.
Dr Abonyi who was represented by San. Kelvin Okofor in his key note address stated that visiting some strategic places that attracts crowds was important.
“If there is no proper hygiene in our markets and parks there will be disaster everywhere. A lot of peoples come to these places for various reasons and it is good we ensure that everyone understands the message so as to ensure safety for all people.
“EHORECON took the public awareness campaign to the market to help all Nigerians and because government began exporting food to other countries. We must ensure that everything about our products do-not get a minus because of how we keep our markets”.
He added that EHORECON has rejected the idea of open defection in the market and motor parks.
He said, “Our prayer is for everybody to join hands in the enlightenment and sensitisation programme to keep the Nigerian environment safe.
Consequently, Assistant Chief Environment Health, Micheal, “We want to add value to our market by keeping our environment clean and not allowing people to die before sensitizing them.
Meanwhile, the President of Ugwu women in Garki Model market Mrs Jessican Ugwu , adivised women in Nigeria to neglect cutting vegetables in the market.
According to her, cutting such also contributes to contacting of disease.
Also, the Assistant Sectary of NURTW of Jabi motors park, Lawrence Fadipe called on AMAC intervention in order to keep the parks cleans and hygiene, emphasizing if the owners of cars of cars refuse to compliance to sanitation rules they will be handled over to police.