60,000 environmental health officer volunteers have been activated by the ministry of environment ahead of the re-opening of schools by the federal government next week.
The volunteers will be expected to mount surveillance and enforce the presidential task force guidelines for the re- opening of schools across the schools nationwide.
Schools across the country had remained closed since March to the pandemic but now the federal government is convinced it is safe enough for their reopening next week.
However this will be done under strict compliance to the protocols set up by the residential task force on covid 19.
The ministry of environment is collaborating with the ministry of education to put in place necessary safeguards for the safety of school environments across the federation.
All 60,000 environmental health officer volunteers will be deployed across the 774 local government areas in the country. This is an increase from the 40,000 volunteers activated during the West African Examinations that took place last month.
One of the priorities of the environmental health volunteers will also be to set up environment clubs for schools who don’t have them and to resuscitate those not functioning in schools that they have remained redundant.