By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) is organizing first ever summit on Environmental Health in Nigeria.
A press release from the council quoted the Registrar, EHORECON, Dr Baba Yakubu Mohammed as saying the Summit with the theme ‘Rebranding Environmental Health practice: Breaking Barriers, Unlocking Opportunities’ is to hold between 4th and 6th August 2021 at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
The press release signed by Kehinde A Openibo, Head, Public Affairs, for the Registrar/CEO said the event is expected to attract arrays of Federal Ministers, DGs/ Chief Executives, Captains of industries and Stakeholders in the Environment sectors.
“The Honorable Minister of Environment Dr, Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar would be the Special Guest of honor at the 3-day event. Also, the events will feature among other things, the launching of Environmental Health Emergency Response volunteer scheme, Environmental Health Service in the Control and Prevention of infectious diseases, Unveiling of Digital based service delivery portal and Public Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) in coordination of epidemic/pandemic response in Nigeria etc.
“In addition, the event is expected to showcase exhibition of various types in Environmental Health while on the 3rd and final day will include Award/ Gala night for those who have contributed immensely to the development of Environmental Health in Nigeria.”