By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir Ahmed El-rufai, has described the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) as a key player to the growth of the health sector in Nigeria.
The Governor who was represented by the Deputy Director Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Kaduna, Mrs. Felicial Anthony Kurah asserted this at the weekend in Kaduna during the investiture of the 16th Branch Chairman of AMLSN.
According to the Governor, AMLSN has always been in the forefront of strengthening the health sector in the state, while also tasking the practitioners to uphold professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
“These are sets of people who continuously work tirelessly to save the lives of others, and this was clearly displayed especially during the Covid-19, where the health workers showed some level of patriotism in saving the nation,” the Governor said.
In his paper presentation titled: “Leadership and Professional Development; The Approach in The 21st Century”, Comrade Audu Titus Amba, said, the roles and expectations of leaders is to adhere to statutes guiding the operations.
Amba who was represented by the Director, Administration and Staff Training; Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), added that every leader must respect, maintain and enforce strict compliance to the constitution and standing orders guiding all members to ensure that the tenants of the organisation are well kept.
While speaking during his inaugural speech, the newly elected Chairman of AMLSN, Kaduna Branch, Caleb Kantiyok unveiled a one-point agenda, prioritizing the welfare of the members.
“We are going to set up AMLSN Kaduna State Branch welfare committee to always look into the welfare of members and advise us on what to do, just as we planned to have a Research and Training Fund Committee which shall access funds for the purpose of training research,” Kantiyok said.
He however, promised to maintain and improve on the unity of health practitioners, and end acrimonious relations that exist amongst health professionals in the state.
“I want to assure us all that the restoration team, which is the driver, shall not stop until we fully restore AMLSN Kaduna State,” Kantiyok assured.