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Federal Ministry of Science and Technology
(A statutory professional body of laboratory technologists/scientists chartered by
Act No 12 of 2003 of the National Assembly)

Who are We?
Our Vision & Mission
Our Mandate
Our Activities
Performance
Funding
Governing Council
Administrative Council
Management Team
Organisational Structure
Our Ventures: NISLTECH Consults Ltd
Collaboration
Our Association: Association of Science Laboratory Technology of Nigeria (ASLTON)
Multi-purpose Science Laboratory (NISLT-MSL)
List of Available Equipment
Laboratory Analysis Price List

Who are We?
The idea of establishing a professional body of Science Technologists to manage and maintain institutional and industrial laboratories in Nigeria was proposed in July 1971 by the then Federal Commissioner of Education late Mr. A. Y. Eke. This proposal materialized when on 25th of March, 1972 the Nigerian. Institute of Science Technology (NIST) the forerunner of the present Institute was inaugurated in Ibadan. Within a few years of its existence the Institute earned for itself great recognition among science technologists working in various laboratories of tertiary educational institutions, research centres, health, industries, petrochemicals, agriculture and telecommunications.

In 1994 the Institute started the processes of transformation when it directed its efforts towards obtaining statutory recognition. Towards the middle of the year 2003, the transformation processes materialized when the Act of the National Assembly No. 12 of 2003 establishing the Institute was gazetted. By the Act (as contained in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 47 of 23rd July, 2003 volume 90 pages 199-220) the former Institute has now been transformed into the new Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT). The Council of the new Institute was inaugurated on the 27th May, 2004 by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology. By this, the journey of a new, transformed and empowered professional body by an enabling Act commenced.
Our Vision & Mission
In the spirit of the mandate of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), the vision and mission of the Institute have been refocused as:
  1. Vision: To cause rapid development of the nation through science laboratory technology.
  2. Mission:
    1. To advance Science Laboratory Technology profession in Nigeria.
    2. To maintain high ethical standards in science laboratory technology practice.
    3. To manage efficiently and effectively science laboratories in the context of the National Science Technology and Innovation System.
Our Mandate
The major functions of the Institute are contained in Act 12 of 26th June, 2003, published in the official gazette of the Federal Republic of Nigeria No. 47 volume 90 of 23rd July, 2003 stated as follows:
  1. Advancing science laboratory technology profession in Nigeria
  2. Determining the standard of knowledge, exposure to equipment, practicals and skills, to be attained by person seeking to become registered members of the profession and reviewing those standards, from time to time, as circumstances may require
  3. Promoting the highest standards of competence, practice and conduct among the members of the profession
  4. Securing in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the establishment and maintenance of a register of members of the profession and the publication from time to time of the lists of those persons
  5. Serving as an agency to secure, safeguard and advance the professional knowledge, standing, efficiency and interests of science laboratory technologists through the Council
  6. Conducting examinations and granting certificates and diplomas and advising on, assisting in examinations relating to science laboratory technology in Nigeria
  7. Conducting research in all the areas of science laboratory technology
  8. Serving as a certifying agency through its registered members
  9. Ensuring safety standards and necessary facilities in science laboratories and workshops in Nigeria
  10. Ensuring, through its registered members, effective and efficient management and administration of all science laboratories in Nigeria
  11. Arranging appropriate on-the-job training for members of the profession
  12. Conducting inspection of science laboratories in schools
  13. post-secondary institutions, industries and research institutes in order to improve the professional standards
  14. Doing such things as may advance and promote the advancement of the profession in both the public and private sectors of the economy
  15. Performing, through the Council established under Section 4 of this Act, the functions conferred on it by this Act
Our Activities
The Institute carries out the following activities as part of its mandate:
  1. Standardization of Science Laboratories for teaching, research and services.
  2. Laboratory Personnel Capacity Building.
  3. Laboratory Administration and Management.
  4. Laboratory Equipment Management and Maintenance.
  5. Laboratory Inspection, Accreditation and Certification.
  6. Laboratory Building and Infrastructure Design.
  7. Laboratory Chemical and Reagents standardization and certification.
  8. Development of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Science Equipment and Procedures.
  9. Development of Science and Technology Education Teaching Aids.
  10. Research into the productiong, standardization and use of laboratory chemicals and reagents
  11. Maintains contact with Overseas Science Equipment Manufacturers and also maintain a database of such.
  12. Operate and maintain standard science laboratory practice for secondary school pupils training in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  13. Consultancies on science laboratory development, equipment procurement, projects and laboratory services
  14. Laboratory Equipment Design and Fabrication
Performance
Since its first inauguration in 1971, and especially after its enactment in June, 2003 the Institute has been involved in the training, examination and certification of Science Laboratory Technologists. The Institute has worked in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in the areas of programme accreditations, visitations, inspection of laboratory facilities and curriculum development at ND and HND levels in Polytechnics and SLT degree programme in Universities. The Institute in conjunction with NUC has also carried out Impact Assessment of Equipment Maintenance Development Centres (EMDCs) and Equipment Maintenance Centres (EMCs) in Nigerian Universities. The Institute has an on-going project tagged National inventory of Science Equipment Programme which is a periodic assessment of science equipment in Institutional laboratories in the country.

The Institute has presented position papers aimed at creating awareness sensitization on the need to have standard science laboratories.

Members of the Institute are employed as science technologists in various educational institutions, research institutes, industries, etc. and are reportedly performing their duties in the laboratories efficiently and effectively.

Funding
Before the enactment of the law of the Institute in 2003 the only sources of revenue were from membership subscriptions and fees from examinations conducted by the Institute. In 2004, the Institute was formally admitted into the National Budget.
Governing Council

In accordance with the provisions of Act 12 of 2003, the Institute was brought under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) in the year 2003. The first council was inaugurated on the 27th of May, 2004 by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Professor Turner T. Isoun. The second council was inaugurated on the 12th of February, 2008, also by the Honourable Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Grace Ekpiwhre, (mni). The Governing Council consists of:

  • the President of the Institute, as Chairman.
  • the Vice President of the Institute as Vice Chairman.
  • a representative of Federal Ministry of Education (FME).
  • a representative of Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST).
  • a representative of Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF).
  • one person representing public interest.
  • twelve members of the institute are nominated by the Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON); with two persons representing each of the six geo-political zones of the Federation in rotation for a term of three years.
  • The Registrar/CEO Secretary.

A 17-man Council of seasoned registered members of the Institute in diverse fields of Science Laboratory Technology and Representatives of Federal Government serve as the governing body of the Institute. The following distinguished Nigerians constitute the current Council of the Institute:

Dr. A. B. Samaila - President and Chairman of Council
Mr. A. O. Williams  - Vice President and Vice Chairman of Council
Mr. A.J.O. Nwankwo- Member
Mr. I. O. Sule - Member
Mr. Charles Obaseki- Member
Mr. Emmanuel Ola Oshomoh - Member
Mr.Ezema Friday Obioha - Member
Mr. Bashir Alkali- Member
Mr. Abubakar A Hassan - Member
Mr. A. A. Ibitoye - Member
Mr. James T. Waba - Member
Mr. Dennis Yakubu- Member
Engineer M.K. Ofor - Member (representing FME)
Mrs. Huda Metteden - Member (representing FMF)
Mrs. Carol Effiom - Member (representing FMST)
Mrs. I. Onayemi - Member (representing Public Interest)
Dr. I. F. Ijagbone - Registrar/CEO (Secretary)

Administrative Council
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1. NATIONAL SECRETARIAT
REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (Equivalent to Director General/CEO)
Functions
  • Manages and coordinates all the resources and activities of the Departments at the Secretariat and Zonal offices of the Institute through out the country
  • Acts as Chief Accounting Officer of the Institute
  • Acts as Secretary to Council
  • Maintains Register of members
  • Sets strategic goals and subsidiary objectives of the Institute
  • Implements Council decisions, directives and mandates of the Institute
SUBSIDIARY UNITS
(Attached to the Office of the Registrar/CEO)
  1. Audit
  2. Legal
  3. Publicity/Protocol
  4. Liaises with Zonal offices
  5. Membership registration
  6. Library
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES
  1. Management Committee.
  2. Science and Technical Committee.
  3. Finance Committee.
  4. Procurement Planning Committee/Tenders Board.
  5. Professional/Membership and Examinations Committee.
  6. Editorial Board.
  7. Staff Social Welfare Committee.
2. DEPARTMENTS
i. ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
(Headed by Assistant Registrar/Director)
Functions
  • Appointments, Promotions, Discipline, Staff Welfare
  • Handling of Budget matters
  • Transactions of Financial Matters
  • Maintenance of Buildings and Assets
  • Procurements
  • Management of Stores
ii. PROJECT PLANNING, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
(Headed by Assistant Registrar/Director)
Functions
  • Designs and executes research projects in areas of science laboratory technology
  • Designs, Fabricates, and adapts functional laboratory equipment
  • Assists institution on the acquisition, installation, applications and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Organises exhibitions of laboratory equipment
  • Standardizes equipment and instruments used in laboratories
  • Consultancy services
  • National and International collaborations
  • ICT services
iii. EDUCATION, TRAINING AND INSPECTORATE
(Headed by Assistant Registrar/Director)
Functions
  • Designs and reviews from time to time curriculum in science laboratory technology used in tertiary institutions
  • Screens and registers members of the Institute
  • Organises trainings for members of the Institute and science teachers on laboratory procedures
  • Conducts professional examinations and registers candidates for membership of the Institute
  • Inspects Science Laboratories in schools, tertiary institutions, industries and research institutes
iv. LABORATORY SERVICES
(Headed by Assistant Registrar/Director)
Functions
  • Oversees the Multi-purpose science laboratory
  • Oversees laboratory services of the institute
3. ZONAL OFFICES
Functions
  • Assist the Secretariat in the execution of the policies and activities of the Institute at the states and local areas
  • Organise training workshops, seminars, conferences and exhibitions in areas relating to the mandate of the Institute
  • Assisting states and local governments to install and maintain laboratory equipment in schools
ZoneStates
South WestLagos , Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo
South SouthAkwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
South EastAbia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu , Imo
North CentralBenue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa , Niger , Plateau, FCT
North WestKaduna , Kano , Kastina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara
North EastAdamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
Management Team

IGHODALO FOLORUNSO IJAGBONE - Registrar/DG/CEO
JOSEPH LALAI MUSA - Assistant Registrar / Director of Administration & Finance
JACKSON IHECHUKWUMERE OSU - Assistant Registrar/Director of Education, Membership & Examinations
FOLORUNSHO OLADIKE SUNMONU - Assistant Registrar/Director of Planning, Research & Development

Organisational Structure
Our Ventures: NISLTECH Consults Ltd
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BRIEF REPORT ON NISLTECH CONSULTS LTD.
The Company - NISLTECH CONSULTS LTD was incorporated on the 4th November 2008 to carry out business as stated in its Memorandum of Articles.

The major requirements needed for commencement of business has been completed.

NISLTECH CONSULTS LTD as a company on its own is expected to and had opened its own separate current account to run its monetary transactions and this is also being considered.

The Consults will be funded by the Institute at its inception from internally generated revenue.

The project proposals and draft of the company’s administrative structure have been drawn up and is attached with this report.

The Company will handle and execute projects in Science and Technology from Government and Private Agencies.

NISLTECH CONSULTS LTD
1. The name of the company is “NISLTECH CONSULTS LTD”.

2. The Registered office of the company is situated in Nigeria.

3. The objects for which the company is established are:-

  1. To carry on the business of laboratory services, research, experiments and training.
  2. To organize, conduct or otherwise participate in training programmes, courses, seminars, workshops and conferences in respect of any of the objects of the company and for spreading or imparting the knowledge of the use and maintenance of science and laboratory equipment.
  3. To provide consultancy services in regard to the creation, design, development management and use of the laboratory, laboratory equipment and scientific research in general to secondary schools, tertiary institutions, public and private organizations.
  4. To carry on the business of data processing, software consultancy and the design and development of management information systems; to undertake and execute feasibility studies for the setting up of all kinds of computers for the public and its customers.
  5. To develop service and sell or lease database through direct or electronic media; to undertake the design and development of systems and application software, either for its own use or for sale in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
  6. To undertake, carry out, promote or sponsor any activity in connection with the publication of any book, literature, newspapers or other documents; or organizing lectures and seminars for advancing the said objects; or giving merit awards or other assistance to deserving persons directly or through an institution, fund or trust.
  7. To acquire and undertake the whole or any part of the business, goodwill and assets of any person, firm or company carrying on or proposing to carry on any of the business which the company is authorized to carry on or which can be carried on in conjunction therewith, or which are capable of being conducted directly or indirectly for the benefit of the company, and as part of the consideration for such acquisition, to undertake all or any of the liabilities of such person or company, or to acquire an interest in, amalgamate or enter into any arrangement for sharing profit, or for co-operation or for limiting competition, or for mutual assistance with any such person or company, and to give or accept by way of consideration for any of the acts or things aforesaid or any property acquired , any shares, debentures, debenture stock or other securities so received.
  8. To improve, manage, cultivate, develop, grant rights and privileges in respect of, or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property and rights of the company.
  9. To invest in any real or personal property, rights or interests acquired by, or belonging to the company in any person or company on behalf of or for the benefit of the company, with or without any declared trust in favour of the company.
  10. To invest and deal with the moneys of the company not immediately required in any manner, for the benefit of the Company.
  11. To lend and advance money or give credit to such persons or companies on such terms as may seem expedient in the interest of the company.
  12. To receive money or deposit or loan and to borrow or raise money and secure or discharge any debt or obligation of, or binding on the company in such a manner as the company shall think fit, and in particular by the issue of debenture or debenture stock (perpetual or otherwise) and to secure the payment of any money borrowed, raised or owing by mortgage, charge or lien upon the whole or any part of the company’s property or assets (whether present or future) including it’s uncalled capital, and also by a similar mortgage, charge or lien to secure and guarantee the performance of any obligation or liability undertaken by the company or any such other person or company as the case may be.
  13. To guarantee the performance of any contract or obligations and the payment of money of or by any person or company and generally to give guarantees and indemnities.
  14. To draw, make, accept, endorse, discount, execute and issue promissory notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading, warrants, debentures and other negotiable transferable instruments.
  15. To apply for, promote and obtain any laws, charters, privileges, concessions, licences or authorizations of any government, state or municipality, provisional order or licence of any authority for enabling the company to carry out any of its objects into effect or for extending any of the powers of the company or for effecting any modification of the constitution of the company or any other purpose which may seem expedient, and to oppose any proceedings or applications which may seem calculated directly or indirectly to prejudice the company’s interests.
  16. To enter into any arrangements with any government or authority (supreme, municipal, local or otherwise) or any corporations, companies or person that may seem conducive to the objects of the company or any of them, and to obtain from any such government, authority, corporation, company or person any charters, contracts, decrees, rights, privileges and concessions which the company may think desirable, and to carry out, exercise and comply with any such charters, contracts, decrees, rights, privileges and concessions.
  17. To subscribe for, take, purchase or otherwise acquire and hold shares, debentures, debenture stock or other securities of any other company.
  18. To act as agents or brokers (but not as stock or share brokers) and as trustees for any person, or company, and to undertake and perform sub-contracts, and also to act in any of the businesses of the company through or by means of agents, brokers, sub-contractors or others.
  19. To remunerate any person or company rendering services to the company whether by cash payment or by the allotment to him or them of debentures, debenture stock or other security of the company credited as paid up in full or in part or otherwise.
  20. To pay out of the funds of the company, all expenses which the company may lawfully pay for or incidental to the formation and registration of, or the raising of money for the company, or the issue of its capital, including brokerage and commissions for obtaining applications for or taking , placing or underwriting or procuring the underwriting of shares, debentures, debenture stock or other securities of the company.
  21. To establish and maintain, or procure the establishment and maintenance of, any pension or superannuation funds [whether contributory or otherwise] for the benefit of, and to give or procure the giving of donations, gratuities, pensions, allowances and emoluments to any persons who are or were at anytime in the employment or service of the company, or any of its predecessors in business, or of any company which is a subsidiary of the company or is allied to or associated with the company or any such subsidiary, or who may be or have been directors or officers of the company, or of any such other company as aforesaid, or any persons in whose welfare the company or any such other company as aforesaid is or has been at any time interested, and the wives, widows, families, relations and dependents of any such person, and to establish, subsidize and subscribe to any institutions, associations, societies, clubs or funds calculated to be for the benefit of, or to advance the interest and well being of the company or of any other company as aforesaid or of any such persons as aforesaid and to make payments for or towards the insurance of any such persons as aforesaid and to subscribe or guarantee money for charitable or benevolent objects, or for any exhibition or for any public, general or useful objects and to do any of the matters aforesaid either alone or in conjunction with any such other company as aforesaid.
  22. To procure the company to be registered or recognised in any part of the world outside Nigeria.
  23. To promote any other company for the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property and/or undertaking any of the liabilities of the company, or of undertaking any business or operations which may appear likely to benefit or assist the company, or enhance the value of any property or business of the company, and to place or guarantee the placing of, underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire all or any part of the shares, debenture, debenture stock or securities of any such company as aforesaid.
  24. To sell, lease, mortgage or otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of the property, assets, or undertaking of the company for such consideration as the company may think fit, and in particular for shares, debentures, debenture stock or other securities of any other company and whether credited as paid up in full or in part.
  25. To distribute among the members of the company in kind, any property of the company [whether by way of dividend or otherwise] and in particular, any shares, debentures, debenture stock or other securities belonging to the company or of which the company may have the power of disposing. *
  26. To do any of the above things in any part of the world, and either as principals, agents, trustees, contractors or otherwise, and either alone or in conjunction with others, and either by or through agents, sub-contractors, trustees or otherwise.
  27. To do all things as may be deemed incidental or condusive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.
Collaboration
Collaboration is one of the functions of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratoiy Technology (NISLT). The Institute had made concerted efforts since its inception to work jointly with some selected MDA's, private and international organizations in achieving its functions and mandate. In addition, the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology had drafted memorandum of understanding with these organizations to formalize and concretize collaboration.

Who to collaborate with?
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) as an Institute, professional and regulatory body is ever ready to collaborate with any organization that will facilitate the Institute to achieve its mandate.

Collaboration with Sister Agencies and Parastatais
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) is making efforts to collaborate with NBTE, NUC, NCCE, Federal Ministry of education and Research Institute to ensure effective and efficient management and administration of laboratories in all the teraary and Research Institutions in the country. Similarly, the Institute had collaborated with some universities in the country to run master programme on Science Laboratory Technology.

Collaboration with States MDAs
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology in its bids to achieve its mandate is collaborating with some state MDAs. Prominent among are; Ministry of Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Industry, Water Resources and Ministry of Education. In addition, the Institute only recent had capacity building of science teachers in collaborat.on with Kwara State Ministry of Education.

Collaboration with SON, SPAN AND NISLT
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology as a regulatory body is making effort to collaborate with SON and SPAN to ensure that it is only standard laboratory equipment, consumables, and reagents are imported into the country.

Collaboration with National Bureau of Statistics, UNESCO, UNICEF, NUC
The Nigerian Institute of science laboratory in it bids to achieve it mandates is making efforts to collaborate with NBS, UNESCO, UNICEF, NUC, NBTE, NCCE and Federal Ministry of Education on unified data on laboratory equipment in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Collaboration in the Area of Oil and Gas
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) has made efforts to collaborate with DPR to ensure all laboratories and personnel manning the laboratory in oil and gas are registered and conformed to standard.

VISITATION
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), as part of its functions had embarked upon series of visitations to identify relevant MDA's, private and international organization that share similar vision with NISLT with the view to create awareness about NISLT, its mandate and activities. Also sought of possibilities for collaboration arrangement in order to advance science laboratory technology in Nigeria.

Underneath are some of the agencies and organizations NISLT visited:
  • Suppliers and dealers in scientific products and private companies:
    Katchey, Unique Instruments & Science Company Limited, NAAFCO scientific supplies Ltd, science products association of Nigeria (SPAN), Finlab Nigeria Limited, Astra instruments, Labstock Nigeria Limited, Sword Sweet, Eagle Flour Mill Limited.
  • Ministry, Department Agencies (MDA's), and Associations visited:
    SON, NAGRAB, NIHORT, NAFDAC, Central Lab, Ife, Principals of Unity Schools South West, All Principals of Oyo State Private Schools Association (OSYPRING), DPR, SPDC etc.
  • International Organizations:
    UNESCO,IITA, NIDOE, University Of Brighton United Kingdom
  • Embassies the Institute had written for visitation and possible collaboration
    The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) had made efforts to write to fifty two (52) countries of the world through their embassies. The essence was to inform them about the Institute and also identified areas that might lead to collaboration.

    The countries are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Korea-Republic of South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Taiwan, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Turkey.
EXHIBITION
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) perform exhibition to showcase the Institute activities and research result conducted through its members. The Institute had participated in two types of exhibitions; the presidential exhibition of 2006, where Haemoglobin (Hb) Genotype machine and other machines through our members were exhibited. Secondly, Ministerial mini-exhibition, it being organized to welcome any new minister to the ministry and also inform the Minister of the Institute activities.

NISLT INHOUSE STAFF SEMINAR
The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) also planned In-house staff seminar basically for the junior staff to benefit from the wealth of experience of the senior staff that were sent on training, seminars, conferences and workshop. The seminar holds in the Institute every Friday, every year.

The DG/CEO OF NISLT Dr. I.F. Ijagbone was the first to deliver lecture on the topic: Achieving NISLT Mandate through team work. The seminar is ongoing, erudite resource persons were being invited from outside to deliver papers to compliment the staff presenters.
Our Association: Association of Science Laboratory Technology of Nigeria (ASLTON)
In accordance with the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology Act No. 12, 2003 establishing the Institute and the formalization of the registration of the Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON) with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ASLTON) was born. The Association would be responsible for handling the professional welfare, labour matters and issues affecting its registered members.

All former NISLT branches are to transform and function as a branch of the ASLTON, where they existed before and new branches are to be formed and facilitated by existing branches. Letters have been written to existing branches, state branches and Council members to facilitate the formation and transformation.

NISLT registered members are required to belong to the Association (ASLTON) in accordance with the provision of NISLT Act No. 12, 2003 Part 1 Section 2(d) and 3. A minimum of Ten (10) science laboratory technologists shall be qualified to form a branch of the Association in any of its Constituencies.

So far, out of 62 NISLT Branches earlier in existence, only 83 branches of ASLTON now exists and 17 ASLTON State branches have been formed.

SUMMARY
One Hundred and fifty (150) States have ASLTON Branches none in Kebbi, Taraba and Yobe State

Six (6) Zones Executive Committee in place i.e. (NC. SW, NW, SE, NE and SS Zones)

With the above, all correspondences in respect to ASLTON should be addressed to:
THE CHAIRMAN,
ASLTON NATIONAL SECRETARIAT,
c/o NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY HEADQUARTERS,
SAMONDA-IBADAN,
P. O. Box 9764, U.I POST OFFICE,
IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA.

E-Mail Address: olu502010@yahoo.com
Telephone no: 08066307856

Multi-purpose Science Laboratory (NISLT-MSL)

Preamble

The Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT) was established by Act 12 of 2003 of the National Assembly and made a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The Institute hitherto known as the Nigerian Institute of Science Technology (NIST) was first founded in 1971.

The core mandate of the Institute is to “advance science laboratory technology profession”. The Institute is to ensure through its registered members, effective and efficient management and administration of institutional and industrial laboratories inNigeria. The Institute is also required to conduct research in all areas of science and technology.

The Institute’s vision is “to cause rapid technological development of the nation through science laboratory technology” while the mission is “to sustain science and technology delivery through efficient, productive and ethical science laboratory practice in institutional, research and private laboratories   throughout the country”.

In order to fulfil its mandate, the Institute has put in place human and infrastructural resources such as the establishment of a Multipurpose Science Laboratory (MSL) at its Secretariat,Ibadan,OyoState. The laboratory is equipped with a wide range of equipment to provide an efficient and effective laboratory services for the general public, scientists, researchers, industries, farmers, exporters and students.  The facilities at the MSL is also assisting in science practical instructions and training of both secondary and tertiary institutions, as well as serving as a centre for the training and retraining of scientists and technologists in some specialized areas of science and technology. Also, the laboratory in collaboration with international laboratories is providing back-up analysis in products development for exports in meeting international trade requirements. 

The MSL is categorized into two main sections covering biological and chemical techniques. In the meantime, the major equipment available for services include:

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS),
  • Flame Photometer, (FL)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography, (HPLC)
  • Amino Acid Analyser, (AAA)
  • Fourier Transform Infra Red Spectrophotometer, (FTIR)
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers, (UV-VIS SPEC)
  • Photomicrography,
  • ELISA Microplate Reader and
  • Foss Kjeltec Analyser

Plans are on to acquire more of the equipment which include:

  • Gas Chromatography – MS
  • Soxtech Machine
  • Fibertech Machine
  • Mass Spectrophotometer
  • PCR and accessories
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • Ultra-centrifuge, etc.

The ultimate aim is to make the laboratory centres of excellence to enable it contribute meaningfully to the technological development of the country.

To support the laboratory is a virtual library, being developed to have collections of materials and information stored in digital formats linked to other similar libraries both within and out side the country.

The Management of the laboratory is under a Director, supervising a cream of scientists and technologists who have been trained internally and externally in various relevant laboratory techniques.

The laboratory has a main section with specialized equipment housed in four different cubicles. There are also preparatory, inoculating, incubating and wash-up rooms. With the facilities available the following services can be offered:

  • Identification and characterization of some microorganisms
  • Microbiological analysis of water and food products
  • Detection of Mycotoxins in food samples
  • Photomicrography
  • Genetic studies
  • Forensic studies
  • Genotyping
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Serological typing
  • Biochemical studies of microorganism

 

The Chemical Laboratory

This laboratory has a main central section adequate to accommodate about eighty persons on bench work. There are four side cubicles housing different types of analytical equipment, earlier listed. The following analyses can be performed.

  • Seafood/Alcoholic analysis.
    • Total Volatile Nitrogen (TVN)
    • Sodium Chloride determination
    • Alcohol content in juices, wines and spirits.
  • Oils and Fat.
    • Iodine value
    • Peroxide value
    • Acid value
    • Rancidity.
  • Water and Sewage analysis.
    • The parameters under this include:
      • Chloride
      • Carbon Dioxide
      • Total Alkalinity
      • BOD
      • Electrical Conductivity
      • Salinity
      • Chlorine
      • Phosphate
      • Nitrate
      • PH
      • Dissolve Oxygen
      • Sulphate
      • Total Dissolve Solids
      • Hardness
      • Elemental Analysis.
  • Sugars (both reducing and total)
  • Determination of feeds and foods.
    • Moisture content
    • Ash content
    • Protein content
    • Elemental compositions
    • Water soluble
    • Vitamins
    • Preservatives
  • Soil
    • Elemental composition
    • Available Phosphorous
    • Organic Carbon
    • PH
    • Total Acidity
  • Plants and Fertilizers
    • Elemental composition
    • Crude Protein
    • Phosphorous
  • Drugs
    • IR
    • Vitamins

 

Supporting Facilities

The Institute has a standby 250KVA Generator to ensure uninterruptible power supply. There is also a borehole connected to overhead tanks to ensure continuous flow of water to the laboratory. Aware of the hazards associated with the laboratory services, appropriate safety gadgets have been installed at strategic positions. 

 

Laboratory Safety

The laboratory pays serious attention to the safety of personnel, users and the environment.

Biohazard waste container with appropriate autoclave for biohazards; Terrazzo floor mounted with fume cupboard, smoke detectors, emergency safety shower and fire extinguishers are in place.

 

Accomplishments to date include:

  • Availability of standardized facilities for range of laboratory services in chemical and biological technique
  • Ensuring that clients needs are fully understood and met
  • Continually maintaining, improving and developing the Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Conduct of training workshops on laboratory techniques for scientists and technologists from all over the country.
  • Delivering efficient prompt quality services within client’s time frame
  • Rendering support to institutions and organizations on laboratory equipment management and maintenance.
List of Available Equipment
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography with detectors: Refractive Index, Uv-Visible and Fluorescence Detector
  • Gas chromatography with Detectors: Flame Ionization and Electro Thermal Detector
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • Amino Acid Analyzer with Post Column Reactor, Kobral cell, Reaction-Therma/Heating Apparatus
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • Uv-Vis spectrophotometers
  • Fibertec
  • Soxtec
  • Kjeltec 2300
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Kjeldahl Distillation Apparatus
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • Jenway Flame Photometer
  • Hanna Multiparameter Equipment
  • Photomicrography Equipment
  • Stuart Shaking Incubator
  • Protein Gel Electrophoresis
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Ultra low Chest Fridge
  • Applied Biosystem/Real Time PCR 7300
  • Cryogenic freezer
  • ELISA Micro plate reader
  • Laboratory incubator
  • ASEM Fume Cupboard
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge
  • Shaking Water bath
  • Analytical balances
  • Cyclotec mill
  • Hot Plate with stirrer
  • Vortex mixer
  • Digital Ultra- Sonic Bath
  • Olympus microscope
  • Portable Autoclave
  • Ovens
  • Furnaces
  • Water Distiller
Laboratory Analysis Price List
 
SOIL PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
pH 100
Exchangeable bases (Ca, Na, K and Mg) 1200
Organic Carbon 300
Total Nitrogen 1000
Available Phosphorus 300
Micro Nutrients (Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn) 1200
Pb, Cd, Co, Ni, Cr, 300/element/sample
Total Acidity 150
Sample preparation 100/sample
Sulphide 300 
 
PLANT , FOODS AND FEEDS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Nitrogen 1000
Ash 150
Moisture 100
Elemental analysis using Wet Digestion (K, Na, Ca, Fe, Cu, Mn, Mg, Zn 300/element/sample
Energy 1000
Crude Fiber 1500
ADF 2000
NDF 2000
Lignin 2000
Hemicellulose 1500
Crude Fat 1000
Total Fat 2000
Pb, Ni, Cr, Co, Cd 400/element/sample
Elemental analysis (Ash method) 300/sample
Phosphorus (raw sample) 300/sample
Phosphorous (digest) 200/sample
Sample preparation 100/sample
 
SEA FOOD/ALCOHOLIC ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Total Volatile Nitrogen (TVN) 500
Sodium Chloride Analysis 300
Alcohol content in juices, wines and spirits 400/sample
 
OILS AND FAT PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Oil Extraction 1500
Oil and grease 300
Iodine Value 250
Peroxide Value 250
Acid Value 250
 
IR ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
IR SCANNING (Liquid for structural identification) 1500/sample
IR SCANNING (Solid for structural identification) 2500/sample
UV scanning 400/sample
UV analysis 100/sample
 
WATER AND WASTE WATER ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Carbon Dioxide 250
Chloride 250
Electrical Conductivity 200
Total Alkalinity 250
BOD 400
Chlorine 250
Phosphate (water that needs to be digested) 300
Nitrate 300
Nitrite 300
Ammonium 200
pH 100
Dissolve Oxygen 250
Sulphate 250
Salinity 200
K, Na, Ca, Fe, Cu, Mg and Zn 300/element/sample
Pb, Ar, Cd, Cr, 300/element/samplewe
Total Dissolve solids 300
Total hardness 250
 
HPLC ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Water soluble vitamins (Riboflavin, B2, Thiamine hydrochloride, Bl, Pyridoxine, B6, Ascorbic acid, Vit C and Nicotinamide, B3., B15 Panthonic acid) 6000
Preservatives and Sweeteners (Benzoic acid, Potassium and Sodiurn sorbate, Aspartame, Acesulfame K) 6000
Caffeine 4000
Amino Acid Analysis 6000
 
MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Microbial count 600 per sample
Isolation of microorganisms 1500 per sample
Photomicrography 200 per shot
Plate count 600
Gram staining 100
Biochemical test 100
DNA/Plasmid Extraction 300
DNA Amplification (PCR) 500
Agarose Gel Electrophoresis 200
Serological Analysis using Elizer 200
 
PHYTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Tannin 1000
Saponin 1000
Alkaloids 1000
Flavonoids 1000
Phenols 1000
 
SUGAR DETERMINATION USING SPEC PRICE (N) PER SAMPLE
Total Sugar 800
Reducing Sugar 800
Non-Reducing Sugar 800
Glucose 800
Fructose 800
Sucrose 800
 
 
 
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