The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) in collaboration with Rotimax Integrated Services Ltd. recently organized a one-day seminar for hoteliers, representatives of organizations and pest control professionals at NUT Pavilion Alausa, Lagos on the wise use of fumigation. This is part of efforts by the agency to promote pest and rodent free environment, majorly in the public sector and contribute to eco-friendly environment for Lagosians and its suburb.
In his remarks at the opening ceremony, the General Manager, LASEPA, Engr. Adebola Shabi stated that the seminar was to deliberate on principles of fumigation, integrated pest management, and educated participants on what to look out for from a professional pest control company in line with LASEPA standard.
Shabi also cautioned them never to substitute agro-allied pesticide for public health pesticide and further stated the role of LASEPA in the pest control industry in Lagos state.
He implored participants to avoid patronizing quacks and informed pest control professionals in attendance not to compromise professionalism at all time, citing adverse effects of misuse of pesticide on humans and the environment.
Convener of the programme, Managing Director, Rotimax Integrated services Ltd., Mr Tolulope Caleb, said that the seminar which is a public enlightenment campaign is the first of its kind in Lagos state and efforts are in top gear to ensure the organization partners with relevant bodies to continually promote healthy environment via awareness programme.
The Sales Director, Alcochem Hygiene, Netherlands, Mr Ronald Van Lierop, introduced participants to non-chemical approach in controlling pest,with emphasis on integrated pest management as a vital tool for effective pest control.
In attendance were timbers and calibres in the industry, Environmental Health Registration Council Of Nigeria (EHEORECON), representatives and executives of Pest Control Association Of Nigeria (PECAN). It was a display of proficiency and wealth of experience from the nooks and crannies of professionals.
Awards were given out to individuals who have made impacts in the fumigation and pest control industry of Nigeria. The awardees were, ENGR.ADEBOLA SHABI the General Manager of the agency was given an award on Meritorious Managerial Prowess, MR ADEBODU-TOPOLONU SEWANU, director at LASEPA was given award on Excellent contribution to research and development), Pastor MICHEAL SOMOYE,the immediate past president of Environmental health officers association (EHOAN Lagos chapter ) was also given an award on Contribution to Environment and sanitation in the fumigation and pest control industry. Finally MR AYO OGUNDADEKA the president of Pest control association of Nigeria ( PECAN)was also given an award on Astute Leadership and Professionalism in the Fumigation industry.
Rotimax Integrated Services Limited (RISL) is NIGERIA leading and licensed PEST CONTROL AND FUMIGATION service and training provider. They offer both corporate training, One on One (Private) Training for organizations, and interested individuals. their training is designed to equip participants with skills needed to control pest and rodents safely, legally and professionally.