Akin Akande, Abuja
The Federal Government, on Wednesday approved the composition and appointments of Chairmen and members of Governing Boards/Councils of thirteen (13) medical and other related professional regulatory bodies.
Details of the composition of the boards were contained in a statement released by Special Assistant (Media) to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sam Nwaobasi in Abuja.
The institutions include: Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria, chaired by Austin Nwachukwu; Medical Rehabilitation Therapist Board, chaired by Pascal Mogbo; Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, chaired by Mustapha Jumara.
Others that made the lists are Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, chaired by President of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; Institute of Public Analysts’ of Nigeria also chaired by President, Institute of Public Analysts’ of Nigeria; Community Health Practitioners Registration Board of Nigeria, chaired by Lawali Bungundu.
The list also includes, Dental Technology Registration Board, headed by Capt. T. Barango (Rtd), Dental Therapist Registration Board headed by Kofo Nwokedi; Health Records Officers Registration Board chaired by Jubrin Sokoto.
Others are Optometrist and Dispensing Registration Board of Nigeria, chaired by Frank Iwuagwu; Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, chaired by Prof. I.J.C Azubuike; Pharmacist Council of Nigeria, headed by Bruno Nwankwo and Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria chaired by Nathaniel Shidali.
The statement also indicated that the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu would announce the dates for the formal inauguration of the boards.