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‘Lagos needs 2,500 more environmental officers to fight Lassa fever’

By Gabriel Olawale

lagos—The Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria, EHOAN, Lagos State chapter has called on the Lagos State Government to recruit more Environmental Health Officers, EHOs to enhance preventive healthcare delivery services in the state.

Making the appeal, its state chairman, Mr Samuel Akingbehin said that the available 547 environment officers in the state cannot guarantee preventive and hygienic environment service required in the fight against Lassa fever and other disease outbreak in the state.

Akingbehin noted that the state will need to recruit an additional 2,500 trained, certified and licensed EHOs to keep its ever increasing population and the environment safe.


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