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On Thursday, 1st August, 2019, the Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON), College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-Araba Campus Branch held its 5th Professional Lecture titled “Relevance of Nanotechnology to Science Laboratory Practice.”

The Provost, Professor F.E.A. Lesi and the Deputy Provost, Professor S.R.A. Akinbo welcomed the delegation from Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory Technologists (NISLT) led by Mr. Yemi Gbadegesin, the Director-General, Registrar and CEO.

In her welcome address, Mrs. Tosin Afolabi, the Assistant Chairman ASLTON, CMUL Branch, appreciated the Provost for sponsoring Laboratory Technologists to attend Training and workshops. She implored Management to help solve issues relating to inadequate Laboratory equipment and Office space. Mr. Yemi Gbadegesin, the Director-General (DG), gave a brief update on the activities of the Institute stating that the secretariat has relocated from Ibadan to Abuja. He appreciated the College Management for the keen interest in its members’ welfare and for mandating all Laboratory Technologists in the College to submit their current practicing license during recruitment and promotion. Also, he proposed to the Management an Equipment Maintenance Center (EMC) which can be managed by Laboratory Technologists as a form of generating revenue to the College.

The Provost in his opening remark commended the Association and its National body for their immense contributions to the Health Sector. He expressed the tremendous contributions of the Association in the College and reminded Technologists of their role in the service to humanity through teaching, research, and giving back to the Community. The Provost also reaffirmed that the College strongly advocates and supports training and development of staff members. He reassured them that Laboratory Technologists will always be assigned to relevant Committees while also informing the DG that the College of Medicine, University of Lagos has consistently requested for current practicing License during recruitment and promotion exercise. He therefore urged them to take advantage of the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFUND) for sponsorship to training and challenged them to look into how they can apply Nanotechnology in the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Dr. Babatunde Bamigboye of the Ear, Nose and Throat Unit of the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos delivered the first Lecture titled “Management of Special Senses: Ear, Nose, and Throat.” He advised that Laboratory Technologists should look into how Nanotechnology devices can be developed to stimulate nerves of impaired patients. The Guest Lecturer, Professor Williams O. Siyanbola from the Center for Energy Research & Development (CERD) gave the keynote lecture on “Relevance of Nanotechnology to Science Laboratory Practice.” He spoke extensively on the design, characteristics, production, and application of structured system and devices on Nanotechnology. He referred to the latest researches in Nanotechnologies which the Association can research on.

Also, in attendance were:  Mr. Iyamu Anthony Osas (The National President ASLTON), Mr. S.A. Ojomu (NAAT Chairman, CMUL), Mr. Olajide, (National P.R.O NISLT) and Mrs. Idowu, (Assistant Chief Administrator NISLT).