The Executive Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Development Area, Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani (HID) had been sighted and recognized by Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) for his contributions towards quality health and environmental services in Lagos. The award was given at the 50th Anniversary of Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN), the professional body of environmental health officers in Nigeria.
EHOAN who held her Gala Night on Friday 30th November 2018 in celebration of her 50th Annual Scientific Workshop and 1st International Conference in Festac Lagos State. The conference tagged “Eko Akete 2018” with the Theme Climate Change and Environmental Health: Consequences, Concerns and Mitigating Factors on Socio-Economic Status had in attendance Environmental Health Officers across the nation and the globe.
The National President of EHOAN, Sanitarian Samuel Akingbehin presenting the award to the council boss said, “HID had done so well in the area of environmental health care and services. Most importantly he had also given our Lagos State Chapter adequate support because if he had not been so cooperative, EHOAN Lagos will not be at this enviable stage”.
He continued, “our Lagos State Chapter President, Sanitarian Awonuga is the Chief Environmental Health Officer in his LCDA and I can tell you this, several times Awonuga speaks on television and radio on very important environmental issues, and if Hon. HID Tijani has never been supportive, that will also never had been possible”.
Sanitarian Akingbehin further implored government and stakeholders at all levels to take environmental health as a very serious responsibility so as to create a healthy environment for the people because prevention is better and way cheaper than cure. “Government must always to ensure round pegs are put in round holes for quality environmental health service to be delivered to the people and whatever you put in the environment is what it pushes back at you”, he said.