BY ABISOLA OLUREMI
The Federal government is set to clamp down on all unregistered laboratories by ending of this year.
This was the submission of the meeting of the governing board of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology ,NISLT, held in ibadan
The governing board noted that many laboratories in the country were not of good standard hence reasons for faulty laboratory results.
The board identified poorly equipped laboratories, unqualified personnel and quackery as some of the causes.
The board drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the nation maintained that the step would
be taken to every nook and cranny of the Nation.
Welcoming the participants,the chairman of the board, Mr Olu Àjàyí encouraged researchers to ensure they were part of the purchase, installation and maintenance of quality equipment for longevity.
He also encouraged proprietors of laboratories to registere with NISLT for proper monitoring and advice
Also a council member from South South Mrs Comfort Alagoa insisted on putting qualified personnel in the nation’s laboratories for effectiveness and productivity
In his presentation, the Director-General Nigerian institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Dr Yemi Gbadegesin said the step would reposition the nation’s science and innovation sector for international acceptability.
The resource person at the meeting, Mr Peter Adefisoye encouraged all laboratory proprietors to get a seal for the results of tests being carried out in their facilities for easy tracing and credibility
The seminar comprised the monitoring and evaluation training team.
Meanwhile the minister of Science Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora has said there would be a review of the entry-level of graduates of science laboratory technologist into labour markets .
Dr Mamora on a facility tour to the Nigerian institute of science laboratory technology , NISLT, noted that the SLT graduates should be given fair treatment as done for their counterparts with similar years of study .
Dr Mamora further urged science laboratory technologist,SLT, and medical science laboratory technologist MLS, to see themselves as colleagues with a common goal and not as rivals .
He urged associations guiding both professions to work out modalities that would reposition the science sector for national growth.