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Environment Minister Rates EHORECON Typical Environmentally Regulated Building

ABUJA � (EHORECON Report) � The Minister of Environment, Suleiman Zarma (Surv) while on a continuation of his visit to agencies and organizations under his ministry has commended the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council (EHORECON) office for its neatness, describing it as a typical example of environmentally regulated building.

Suleiman Zarma made his position known to the Council recently, indicating that compared to some of the offices he had visited, the condition of EHORECON environments is particularly appealing to him.

While talking on the issue of accommodation, the Minister posited that office accommodation has been a general problem and promised to put the Council’s request alongside some other requests whenever he meets with the Minister of Federal Capital Territory.

We will take them together and see if we can secure pieces of land even though it will be difficult to do because the Government does not give money for office building anymore, but we will see what can happen, he iterated.

The Minister mandated the Council to seeks for the position of the Council’s Bill for amendment which was revealed to be before the Federal Executive Council.

Earlier, the Registrar of the Council, Dominic Abonyi explained to the Minister the role of Sanitary Inspectors in curbing and preventing diseases in the environment, right from inception of the days of Environmental Health Officers. She further noted that the Environmental Health Officers are known in the past to be very fertile in the control of the environment, recalling that they were then known as Sanitary Inspectors, Dominic Abonyi espoused that part of the boosts which the Council had gained as a regulatory body was that the Council now sets standards for Environmental Health Practice which is also helping to build sanitation models in the Schools of Health Technology across the country, enabling them to pass accreditation.

The Council Registrar on behalf of the Council expressed congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari on his well-deserved victory on the recently concluded election. I want the Honourable Minister to pass the message of sanitarians to Mr. President that we are happy he is back and we have not forgotten his antecedents of 1984, 2015 to date and we are still waiting for him to do more. We will join him in the reform process,the Registrar promised.

Source: Federal Ministry of Information and Culture