‘Compel radiographers board to obey court orders’
The Medical X-tray and Imaging Technicians and Technologists Association of Nigeria (MEXITTAN) has appealed to the Federal Ministry of Health to compel the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria to stop flouting Court orders which barred them from intimidating and arresting indiscriminately members of the Association across the country.
Speaking at the First Annual Delegate Conference of the Association in Lagos in yesterday, its National President Comrade Akiene Nunyor disclosed that the Association instituted a suit against the Radiographers Registration Board when their members were being intimidated and arrested thereby disturbing them from practicing their profession.
Comrade Nunyor said the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeals ruled in favour of the Association, saying the association members should be left alone as a professional body to control, monitor, supervise and regulate all Medical Imaging Technologies across the country.
He said, “We still have reports from several parts of Nigeria that our members are still being molested and arrested by the officials of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN).
“It is very urgent for the Federal Ministry of Health should come to our aid by asking the Radiographers Board officials to abide by the judgments of the Federal High Court and the Court of Appeal,” he stressed.
Speaking to newsmen, Comrade Nunyor disclosed that MEXITTAN had sent a bill to the National Assembly asking the lawmakers to legislate on the need to allow “our members to operate freely in any part of Nigeria without intimidation by any association.”
On his achievements, Comrade Nnunyor said the Association was able to get the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to accredit our members for National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Imaging Technology in Nigeria, adding that, “we are working on PGD and MSC for our members in Imaging Technology”
On the future of Imaging Technology in the next Five years, Comrade Nunyor said the Association was working to ensure our members were accredited for Phd in Imaging Technology.
Students of higher institutions and members of the Association drawn from the 36 States of the federation attended the Conference.