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The World Radiographers Day 2021 was celebrated with fun fare, enlightenment program and mentoring activities.
The hall of Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) was filled to the capacity with Radiographers, other health workers, students, family and friends of the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN) Lagos State on the 8th November 2021.
The Chairman of the occasion was Prince Ayodele Okhiria, a renowned and respected senior member of the profession.
In her welcome address, the state Chairman of ARN, Rad. Opeoluwa Oduwole welcomed the guests to the ceremony. She added that this year’s celebration was to thank God that no Radiographer died during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Furthermore, she enumerated the achievement of the state executive members during their brief stay in the office as follows:
- Effective collaboration with the state ministry of health
- Establishment of an apex Radiographer position in the Lagos State Ministry of Health and Health Service Commission.
- Effective collaboration with HEFAMAA in monitoring and inspection of facilities in the state.
- Opening up of employment opportunities for the members in the state.
In his lecture, Dr FGN Olagunju, the Guest Speaker and the Managing Director of On-George Diagnostic Services emphasized on the roles of Radiographers. He encouraged the Radiographers to get vaccinated, to obey the Covid 19 protocols and to stay safe.
Students came from many schools for professional mentoring activities. They were enlightened on the importance of the profession to the society.
Awards were given to the people who have contributed to the upliftment of the Association
Some of the dignitaries present are
Elder R. S. J. Babatunde, the first Substantial RRBN Registrar,
Elder C. L. Abara Past ARN President, Elder Mrs. C. Ololude, Elder Chief Mrs. K. Omiyi, Elder Chief O.F. Ogodo, Elder Rotn. Bisi Ade-Onojobi-Daniel, Elder O. Olufon, Elder F. A. Okubadejo, Elder. Julie U. Iguoba
The presence of the President of Association of Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria (AMLSN), Prof James Garba Damen signified that ARN Lagos believes in cordial inter- professional relations. The occasion came to an end with a vote of thanks by the General Secretary of the Association, Rad J. John Sule.