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Over 3,000 Applicants Apply For Environmental Health Officers Jobs in Oyo State



Ibadan, the sprawling city in the heart of Oyo State is on the verge of witnessing a total facelift with the new drive of the current administration to change the age-long narrative which tagged it as the dirtiest city in Africa.

Although there have been several efforts in the past to make the city look clean, safe, and healthy for living, these efforts have failed to meet the much-desired results.

Before the coming of the Seyi-Makinde-led administration, major streets, and junctions were littered with filth and solid waste.

It was against this backdrop that the Oyo State government recently engaged a reputable consultant and is recruiting environmental health officers under the Ministry of Environment.

Since the announcement, no fewer than 2,000 able-bodied men and women in the state have applied for the job openings.

Findings from the Ministry of Environment show that many youths and women are still sending applications for these roles.

These environmental health officers will be saddled with the responsibilities of monitoring and enforcing health and hygiene policies and legislation.

The administration has demonstrated its willingness to improve the lives of its people by fostering public health safety measures, enriching the youths through the creation of employment, and improving the public perception of Oyo state as a whole.

An environmental expert, Suraj Adekanmbi who spoke on the development said the government is already demonstrating its commitment or resolve to rid the state of refuse scattered in different parts of the city with the ongoing recruitment.

He also noted that the engagement of a consultant was the right step in the right direction.

-Kunle Bakare.

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