Mr. Abiola Fashina, a Medical Laboratory Scientist who works at the University of Lagos Medical Centre has emerged the winner of the maiden edition of the ISN Medical Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award.
Mr. Fashina was declared the winner of the prestigious award at the grand finale held on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos. For emerging the winner of the inaugural edition of the award, Mr. Fashina would receive a cash prize of One Million Naira (₦1,000,000), a capacity development training, and a donation of medical lab equipment/reagents worth One Million Naira to the Laboratory or Hospital where he works.
Mr. Anayo Chidobu, who works with El-Lab Laboratories, Lagos State emerged the first runner up going home with a cash prize of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (₦750,000) and a capacity development training opportunity, while Mr. Yahaya Usman, an employee of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Kaduna State emerged the second runner-up winning a cash prize of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (₦500,000) and a capacity development training opportunity. The other seven (7) finalists were rewarded with cash prizes of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (₦200,000) each.
The ISN Medical Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award is instituted to recognize and reward the unsung heroes of medical practice in Nigeria, the Medical Laboratory Scientists. ISN Products Nigeria Ltd., the convener of the award, is the leading supplier of medical diagnostic products and services in Nigeria and has been in operation for over three (3) decades.
Speaking shortly after being announced the winner of the maiden edition of the award, Mr. Fashina applauded the management of the company for its commitment to quality medical science practice which, he said has been demonstrated through the recognition given to practitioners via the initiative. He further charged other Laboratory Scientists to keep working hard and ensuring a quality standard of practice.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on behalf of the University community heartily congratulates Mr. Abiola Fashina for this meritorious award.