Environmental health officers decry shortage of manpower in Anambra




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AWKA – Mr Moses Abadom, Environmental Officers Association in , has appealed to state government to employ people to work as sanitary officers in the state.
Abadom made call in Awka on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on activities lined up for Environmental Week in the state.
said there were about 150 environmental workers currently in state, adding number was inadequate to achieve the desired goal a clean by the Obiano administration.
than half of us are on the verge of retirement while than 210 qualified officers in the state are unemployed.
 “We are calling on Gov. Obiano to recruit these younger people join us in the sanitation, so as to cover the 177 communities in the state.”
Abadom also the governor to provide equipment for the sector.
He said the body was planning to charge some abattoir in the state to court for constituting a nuisance to the .
“We cannot achieve all these without surmounting some challenges facing us in this state,” he said.
On the Environmental Week, said it would feature a novelty match between the officers and members of the NUJ, a symposium, environmental inspection and sensitisation, among others.(NAN)