The Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN), has reiterated the need for innovative reforms to boost the analytical laboratory practice.
According to them, the sector is facing several challenges in terms of practice, stressing the need to proffer implementable solutions towards overcoming the challenges.
The Registrar, IPAN, Aliyu Angara said as a professional body, it is important to identify emerging sectoral opportunities in the practice of the profession and evolve strategies towards maximizing these opportunities.
Angara noted that in view of the pivotal roles of analytical laboratory practice in the health and socio-economic development of the country, the institute is set to use its 28th Mandatory Continuous Professional Development Workshop to explore the various contemporary opportunities inherent in different practices of the profession in order to develop and harness them to optimal professional advantages with the attendant benefits.
He added that the workshop is set to bring up to date the standards and regulatory environment in analytical laboratory practice in Nigeria with reference to international best practices.
The Registrar said it is important to focus on further developing competence among the professional analyst practicing in their different sectors.
The First Vice-Chairman, IPAN, Dr. Femi Oyediran, said the theme, ‘Contemporary Analytical Laboratory Practice; Overcoming Sectoral Challenges,’ said that laboratory practice has evolved in Nigeria over the years, urged the populace to support their own so that things would get better.
He tasked members to work together, stressed on the importance of research so as to move the country forward.