The Association of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Assistant of Nigeria (AMELTAN), has urged Nigerians to maintain personal hygiene, as part of measures against coronavirus infection.
National President of the association, Chief Samuel Isijana, gave the advise during AMELTAN inaugural National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, held in Abuja.
He said “We also join the Federal Ministry of Health to call on Nigerians to make sure that they take seriously their personal hygiene.
“We call on the federal government to live by their responsibility by making sure that our boarders and airports are well managed.
“We already have a lot of problems in connection with insecurity in Nigeria, we don’t want any addition problem of Corona virus to come into Nigeria.”
In a communique issued at the end of the NWC meeting of the association, signed by Comrade Akinwumi Kazeem, National Publicity Secretary, administrative structural reorganisatoins were reached by the committee, among which was to enhance and maintain a unified operational structure for all organs of administration of the association.
The committee resolved to dissolve all state structures of the association pursuant of Article 6, sections 10 and 11 (1) of its constitution as amended, by 2019.
According to the communique, “the National Vice Presidents (NVPs) in the six geopolitical zones are by this decision directed to coordinate, organised and conduct elections in these levels within three months under the supervision of the various Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria councils
“In the interim, the NWC has approved the appointment of a three-member caretaker committee for the administration of governance at all the states levels for continuity. The NWC in session upholds the commitment of the Chief Emmanuel Isijana Samuel-led leadership towards an accelerated growth of the association.”
The association also reacted to the meeting, which it said was held by a fragment of its members on February 14-15, 2020, in Kano.
It described the meeting as illegal, urging that the outcome thereof should be regarded as a product of illegality.
In his reaction, the National President, said “We have set up committee to look at post election issues. The other group are accusing us that the entire EXCOs are from the South, which is not true.
“We want to onform the information that the purported group dished out during their meeting in Kano is not true.”