The Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON), recently during its biennial delegates meeting held at the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Idu, area of the Federal Capital City, Abuja, conducted an election to choose new national officers to pilot the affairs of the Association for the next three years.
Mr. Ayotunde Omorilewa, FISLT, of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, emerged as the new National President of the Association. Other elected officers are as follows:
- Hajia Latifat Nana Giwa 1st Vice President
- Omoru Wilson 2nd Vice President
- Ajawobu Innocent Secretary
- Jeje Peters Treasurer
- Hajia Abubakar Aisha Financial Secretary
- Ewhere Lawrence Public Relations Officer
- Damos Nanle Ex Officio
- Adeyemi Gbenga Ex Officio
The members of the Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON) are registered members of the Institute. Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) is a professional body established by Act 12 of 2003 of the National Assembly. The core mandate of NISLT is to Advance Science Laboratory Technology profession through her registered and chartered members, effective and efficient management and administration of all Science Laboratories across the country.
In his remark during the delegate meeting, the Director General/CEO/Registrar of NISLT, Mr. Yemi Hezekiah Gbadegesin FISLT, charged all licensed members to live up to the expectations of the profession in all their various places of engagement. He also highlighted the various achievements of the Institute in the last few months while promising that quackery will soon be a thing of the past in the profession. Likewise, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Elder Olu Ajayi, advised all chartered members to always conduct themselves in an orderly manner, as the profession is known for its ability to maintain peace at all times. He warned against professional misconduct as it would attract serious consequence for whoever engages in such.
In his acceptance speech, the new President of ASLTON promised to foster unity among all members of the profession, lead a team that would build massively on the gains of the previous regime, increase the number of branches nationwide, encourage private practitioners and work with the Institute to execute the Monitoring and Evaluation of Laboratories nationwide.
Speaking further Mr. Omorilewa, who is equally a Fellow of the Institute (FISLT) said the profession is set to show the way out of over dependence on foreign materials and equipment’s through innovative and concise technological breakthroughs from its members. He further said that entrepreneurial skills would be employed to empower and position its members for the challenge of making Nigeria better.
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