The Registrar, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON), Dr Dominic Abonyi has disclosed that the Council is embarking on competent manpower development in environmental health services.
He stated this when the Nigeria Academy of Environmental Health Sciences (NAEHS) paid a courtesy visit on the Registrar in Abuja, recently.
Dr Abonyi said the Council has never stopped supporting the Academy, particularly in the area of training. “We are a Council that likes collaborating seriously and the last time we supported a conference organised by the Academy was in 2006.”
He, however, advised the Academy not to assume the position of the institute on training, rather both the Council and the Academy should look in the direction of research findings, and the issue of establishment of chair in the University.
On the area of declassification of the Environmental Health Officers from technicians, technologist and other groups, the Registrar posited that the Council was critically looking in that direction and that it would take a position in due course.
In his remarks, the President of the Nigeria Academy of Environmental Health Sciences (NAEHS), Prof Agwu N. Amadi, who led a 3-man-Commitee of the executives of the association, enumerated a number of collaborative efforts with the Council among which are: Quality enhancement of Professionalism, Council performance standard and host of other collaborative efforts.
Prof. Amadi further requested from the Council, assistance in the Core objectives of Academy such as Research and Training, Finance and Infrastructure development.
Those present at the meeting were Prof. Henry Sawyer of the Kwara State University and Prof. Mynepalli Sridhar and the Council’s management team.