The Association of Radiographers of Nigeria is a registered health professional association that represent the interest of Radiographers and Radiation therapists in Nigeria.
The Association was formed at Ibadan (Adeoye Hospital) in May 1958, and had her first conference at Ibadan. The Association had consistently struggled for the emancipation of the profession without the legal framework of a regulatory body until 1987 when Decree No. 42 of 1987 was enacted as a result of the struggle. This Decree conferred a regulatory authority on the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN), however despite the establishment of RRBN, at the initial stage, the Association continue to play a significant role and a driving force to RRBN. Presently with the RRBN fully functional, the pressure on the Association is reduced as both bodies synergize to move the profession to greater heights.
The Association became a foundation member of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) in 1961 and has continually played a significant role in the international scene.
Aims and Objectives
The following offices shall be contestable
- Promote the art and practice of medical imaging and Radiation Science and Medicine.
- Facilitate the exchange of information and experience on matters affecting the practice and science of medical imaging and Radiation Science and Medicine.
- Promote and encourage improved standards of training and education in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science and Medicine.
- To promote international cooperation in all fields of science and practice of Radiation Science.
- Arrange for union, alliance or in corporation with other associations or societies having objects kindred to those of the Association provided that the Association shall not be registered as a trade union.
- To create and hold fund which shall be available for furthering the objects of the Association while at the same time being a charitable organization.
- To do such other lawful things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects, and generally to further the profession of Radiography in Nigeria as well as enhance the status of Members.
Origins and Growth
The Association had consistently struggled for the emancipation of the profession without the legal framework of a regulatory body until the year 1987 when the dividend of the struggle was realized., with the enactment of the Decree No. 42 of 1987, which conferred a regulatory authority on the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) . Even with the establishment of the Board, the Association remained a driving force for the Board as it ( the Board) was struggling to find its footing.
Now , with the Board fully functional and asserting itself, the pressure on the Association is reduced as both bodies synergize to move the profession to greater heights.
The Association became a foundation member of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists in 1961 and has continually played a significant role on the international scene.
The ARN is guided by a Board of Management which is the governing board of the Association. It consists of the principal officers of the Association. It serves as an advisory body to the Council.
The Association’s Executive Council, has responsibilities for overseeing the management of the Association’s affairs.
The Council consists of;
- Nationally elected officers
- President, ii. 1st Vice-President,
- 2nd Vice President,
- National Secretary,
- Assistant National Secretaries 1 & 2,
- Financial Secretary
- Public Relations Officer.
- The Immediate Past President
- The Immediate Past National Secretary
- The immediate past Treasurer
- Branch Representatives
- Registrar, Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria
- Member, representing ARN on the RRBN Board.
The council meets four times a year.
In `1983, the Association of Radiographers of Nigeria (ARN) celebrated her 25th (Silver Jubilee) Anniversary at which a 25- year Anniversary Journal was published. The journal catalogued the activities / achievements of the Association since inception in 1958 till the year 1983. From that period (1983 to date], the Association made significant inroad, into uplifting the image / status of Radiographers and Radiography.
LANDMARKS: 1984 – 2014
|1984 – 1986||Mrs. C.O.O Ademokun||Mr. R. Alli Afoke|
|1987 – 1989||Mrs. C.O.O Ademokun||Mr. C.L Abara|
|1990 – 1992||Mrs. J.O Osunkiyesi||Mr. C.L. Abara|
|1993 – 1995||Mr. B.A.A Olulode||Mr.A.A Okhiria|
|1996 – 1998||Mr. C.L Abara||Mr. A.A Okhiria|
|1999 – 2001||Mr. C.L Aba||Mr. A.A. Okhiria|
|2002 – 2004||Mrs. O.O. Oyedele||Mr. James Adenuga|
|2005 – 2007||Mr. E.J. Akpan||Mr. Mark Okeji|
|2008 – 2010||Prince A.A Okhiria||Mrs. Ola Balogun|
|2011 – 2013||Dr. M. C. Okeji||Mrs. Ola Balogun|
|2014 – 2016||Dr. M. C. Okeji||Mr. Dambele Musa|
PRESENT OFFICERS OF COUNCIL
- President : Mrs Elizabeth Balogun
- Vice President 1 : Sani Kabir H
- Vice President 2 : Dr Tom Adejoh
- National Secretary : Dambele Y. Musa
- Assistant Secretary 1 : Samaila Aliyu B.
- Assistant Secretary 2 : Adegboye Ibrahim O.
- Financial Secretary : Chief Odumeru Emmanuel
- Treasurer : Ugwuja Mabel
- Public Relations Officer : Sule Joshua John
OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
- The Immediate Past President : Dr Mark Okeji
- The immediate past Secretary : Mrs. Balogun Elizabeth
- The immediate past Treasurer : Mr. Udoh Imoh
- Registrar/CEO RRBN : Dr Mark Okeji
MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENTS OF ARN:
1982 – Mounting of a Bsc programme at the University of Calabar ( UNICAL ).
1983 – Commencement of a BSc programme at the university of Nigeria , Nsukka ( UNN).
1987 – The Association was registered and incorporated as a charity organization.
1987 – Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria ( RRBN) was constituted by a military Decree ( Decree No.42 of 1987)
1987 – Association first designed and produced a ceremonial chain of office.
1989 – First set of board members inaugurated for the RRBN.
2000 – Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Senator Ike Omar Sanda Nwachukwu CFR installed vice Patron of ARN.
2004 – Degree Programme took off at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).
2005 – Federal School of Radiography was ceded to the University of Lagos (UNILAG ).
2008 – Our first Patron ( 1976 – 2008 ) – Otunba T.O.S Benson passed on at age 90.
History Of Conference Venues
|1984||–||Kano, Kano State|
|1985||–||Lagos, Lagos State|
|1986||–||Akure, Ondo State|
|1987||–||Lagos, Lagos State|
|1988||–||Makurdi, Benue State|
|1989||–||Abeokuta, Ogun State|
|1991||–||Enugu, [ then Anambra state]|
|1992||–||Lagos, Lagos State|
|1993||–||Ibadan, Oyo State|
|1994||–||Sokoto, Sokoto State|
|1995||–||Port – Harcourt, Rivers State|
|1996||–||Uyo, Akwa Ibom State|
|1997||–||Kaduna, Kaduna state|
|1998||–||Akure, Ondo State|
|1999||–||Ilorin, Kwara State|
|2001||–||Owerri, Imo State|
|2002||–||Jos, Plateau State|
|2003||–||Lagos, lagos State|
|2004||–||Benin, Edo State|
|2005||–||Lokoja, Kogi State|
|2006||–||Enugu, Enugu State|
|2010||–||Calabar, Cross River State|
|2011||–||Minna, Niger State|
|2012||–||Abeokuta, Ogun State|
|2013||–||Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State|
|2014||–||Ilorin, Kwara State|
|2015||–||Asaba, Delta State|
|2016||–||Kano, Kano State|
|2017||–||Abakiliki, Ebonyi State|