The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Hon. Joseph Ekumankama, has conveyed the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to Dr. Tosan Erhabor, who has been reappointed as the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), for a second and final term of four (4) Years with effect from June 9th, 2023 at a brief ceremony held on the 3rd of March, 2023 at the Minister’s Office.


While conveying the President’s approval to Dr. Erhabor, the Minister commended him for the gains and achievements recorded and charged him to continue to build and strive for excellence. “Your reappointment should be seen as a privilege to serve, let it not be seen as a gateway to slumber because it is your final tenure in office. Do not see it as an authority to deviate from what you have been doing. To whom much is given, much is expected. As the saying goes the reward for good work is more work so much is expected of you”.


Hon. Ekumankama went further to advise him to work in harmony and cordiality with all stakeholders regardless of the challenges faced. “Do not forget the enormous responsibilities and expectations of the office. I trust that you would justify the confidence reposed in you by the Ministry of Health and Mr. President by leaving your mark of progress at the Council”.


Dr. Erhabor who was grateful for his reappointment assured the Minister that he would continue to improve on his previous achievements and what he met on the ground. He stated that his reappointment would give him a new road map to sail in the next four years. “I will work earnestly to assure the Ministry and the Presidency that deemed it fit to reappoint me today that they did the right thing”.


The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria is a Federal Government Statutory Regulatory Agency established by Act 11 of 2003 to regulate the practice of Laboratory Science in Nigeria.


Blessing Efem

Signed: Ahmadu Chindaya (Deputy Director of Media & Public Relations)

3rd March 2023

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