Wednesday, 29 February 2012
The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) will in April, this year organise refresher training programme for its staff on litigation and environmental health.
The Registrar of the council, Mr Augustine Ebisike, who disclosed this recently in Abuja, said the training is aimed at improving the effectiveness of the staff.
“We have decided to organise refresher training programme for our workers nationwide in April in Nasarawa state. We believe that the training will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our workers,” he said.
The registrar said that four judges would serve as resource persons to discuss legal issues in environmental health, saying “The judges will train our staff on how to organise themselves when cases have to go to court.”
Ebisike said that the council would use the opportunity to update participants on the latest developments in environment health law.
“The rules are changing; there are so many laws coming up; we need to know these laws, and how to apply them,” he said.
The registrar said that the council is also mandated to license and inspect catering establishments in local government areas.
According to him, the council plans to organise a seperate training programme for its staff on the hazards in preparing food by catering establishments.
He urged Nigerians to take measures to prevent the outbreak of the diseases in the country saying “health is wealth”.
“We are spending too much money treating symptoms of diseases; more than 70 per cent of the diseases ravaging the people are preventable,” he said. (NAN)