Sokoto Govt sends 239 lab scientists back to school

The Sokoto State Government said that it sent no fewer than 239 medical laboratory scientists back to school to upgrade their knowledge and to prepare them for professional licensing.

The Governor, Aminu Tambuwal stated this during a courtesy visit by the Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.


  • We have sent 230 holders of the Ordinary National Diploma, who are working in our medical laboratories, for a one-year abridged programme at the Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa to update their knowledge and to enable them sit council examinations and become certified laboratory technicians.”
  • We will give them the opportunity to certify themselves and meet the requirements of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.”

Other highlights:

  • Tambuwal said the state government had also taken over the National Blood Transfusion Centre in Sokoto and absorbed all the workers in the state civil service.
  • The governor said the government had also established a biomedical engineering complex fully equipped with biomedical equipment, library and workshop, as well as fabrication and maintenance units.
  • The Sokoto State Laboratory Quality Management task team has been inaugurated and it is charged with the responsibility of ensuring quality in laboratory services and avoid false results that may endanger lives,” he added.

In his remarks, Ehanire said he was in Sokoto to begin the inspection of medical lab science equipment nationwide, in order to upgrade the service in order to tackle challenges for quality service delivery.

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