CAC Laments Multiple Registration Applications By MLS Operators Associations

The Registrar General/CEO of the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, Alhaji Garba Abubakar, has expressed concern over a number of associations applying to register as Medical Laboratory Science MLS operators, amongst others.

Alhaji Garba Abubakar stated this while receiving the Registrar/CEO of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor, on a courtesy call to his office in Abuja.

Garba Abubakar stressed that, in view of regulatory concerns, the Commission had repeatedly declined such defective applications and referred them to obtain no objection from the Medical Laboratory Services Accreditation Agency.

He, therefore, restated the Commission’s resolve to continue to collaborate with sister regulatory agencies to ensure that due process was followed in all registration processes for sanity and the overall growth of the Nigerian economy.

CAC scribe noted that the Commission had granted access to its database to several regulators, among others, for the purposes of due diligence.

Speaking earlier, the Registrar and CEO of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor, said he was at the commission to seek collaboration as they make efforts to digitize their processes.

Tosan Erhabor, therefore, described the CAC as a veritable partner in the realization of their objective and used the forum to applaud the reform initiatives of the Commission under the able and dynamic leadership of Alhaji Garba Abubakar.

Dr. Erhabor said the MLSCN was established by Act 11 of 2003 to, among others, regulate the practice of medical laboratory science in Nigeria.

He added that the council also determines from time to time the standard of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become Medical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, or Medical Laboratory Assistants (referred to as “scientists, “technicians,” and “assistants”).
According to him, the MLSCN also regulates the training of scientists, technicians, and assistants in any institution in Nigeria and gives periodic accreditation to institutions.

Auwalu Muhammed, Kaduna


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