Welcome from the Chair
It is with a sense of pride that I congratulate all IOSH members in West Africa, as the IOSH West Africa Division has now become a formal Branch of IOSH. The North Central (Abuja) Region is now recognised as West Africa North Central District.
This is indeed a great achievement, and the success has been earned by the hard work and team spirit of all IOSH members. I salute your unrelenting effort and sacrifices towards achieving this great goal.
The challenge of making working lives better for all employees is enormous, especially in this region of Nigeria. As such, our professionalism and unwavering commitment to this mission, in difficult times, is highly respected. There is no doubt that we are doing great things, occupational safety and health (OSH) awareness in Nigeria is growing significantly. However, a lot more needs to be done to minimise the tragedy of daily deaths due to work-related illnesses and accidents.
Our new title, IOSH West Africa North Central District, affords us an opportunity to develop professionally. It has also properly positioned us as members and volunteers who will drive action through collaboration towards positively influencing OSH to benefit employees in Nigeria.
John Uzoma Afamgbe GradIOSH
Chair, IOSH West Africa North Central District
On behalf of West Africa North Central District Executive Committee
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