Ewekoro LG Organises a Day Training Workshop for Food, Drink Vendors

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By Sakiru Olopade

…..promises to leave no stone unturned to improve the sanitation and health care of Council’s citizens.

The Executive Chairman, Ewekoro Local Government, Hon Adesina Sikiru Adisa, (ESKAY LODU), has pledged that no stone will be  unturned to improve the sanitation and health care of the council’s citizens, without relenting.

The Council Chairman, Hon Adesina Sikiru, ably represented by the Vice chairman, Hon Olabode Olasunkanmi Adegoke made the pledge during a day training workshop for the food and drink vendors, in the Council Area; Tagged,  “Hygienic Food Storage Preparation, Sale and Consumption: A Genuine Way to Stay Healthy ” at the local government secretariat, Itori.

The Council boss explained that he would ensure regular support and funding of Environmental sanitation activities, provision of essential drugs in the local government clinics and operating a functional clinical laboratory for early diagnosis of any type of diseases.

He stressed that the training will serve as a basis to update them on ideal technique on food preparation, storage and consumption, “as resource persons invited will delve into all areas needed to prevent food borne diseases and promote the health of the consumers, in comfomity to the popular concept of Health is Wealth” chairman said.

He implored the participants to give their unalloyed support to the present administration, in order to create conducive atmosphere for every trader to thrive in their businesses.

He urged the participants to obtain their permanent voters card and should exercise their franchise during the forth coming general election, in the year 2023.

In his welcome address, the Director of Water and Environmental Sanitation, Sanitarian Badejoko T. A., appreciated the participants for their cooperation and good attendance at the workshop.

He also implored them to listen attentively, as the resource persons were thorough bred professional and carefully selected.

The participants at the technical session went through series of lectures with topics such as:
– The requirement of regulated premises.
– Food borne diseases: food handlers to break the chain.
– The need for medical examination of food vendors and handlers.

One of the food vendors, Mrs Rebecca Muyideen thanked the Council chairman on behalf of others, for deeming it fit to organize this kind of workshop for food and drink vendors in the Council Area.

She stated that, the workshop has opened their horizon to a better way of handling food preparation, storage and the importance of good environment for business.

Participants were later presented with the certificate of participation at the end of the workshop.


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