Why sanitary inspectors seem invisible —Abonyi, EHORECON Registrar


Registrar, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council (EHORECON), Dominic Abonyi, spoke to Paul Omorogbe on the sidelines of this year’s National Council on Environment in Akure, Ondo State. He explained why sanitary officers seem not to be as visible and effective, and the challenges involved in enforcing sanitation rules.


Your organisation exists but seems to be invisible, we hardly see your officers carrying out their work of inspection. Why is this so?

That is the general feeling of the public. The council is the professional regulating body for environmental health in Nigeria. As a professional regulatory body, our major mandate is determining the standard of knowledge and skill to be acquired by persons seeking to practise the profession in Nigeria, securing a register of persons who are so qualified, and publishing the register after revision from time to time….

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