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New Acting Registrar Appointed for the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria
I welcome you to the Web Portal of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria. On 23rd December, 2016, I became the Acting Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) - the professional health regulatory agency for the professions of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in Nigeria. This followed the expiration of the tenure of Dr Abdulmumini A. Ibrahim, mni, who had steered the ship of the MDCN, as Registrar, from December 2008 to December 2016.
The MDCN, since its establishment in 1963 has had a rewarding and growth-filled adventure, in its regulatory activities. A testament to this is the large number of practitioners that have been produced by Nigerian medical and dental training institutions who are providing excellent services in Nigeria and many other countries around the world. This makes the MDCN one of the foremost medical regulatory authorities in Africa.
Across all of our zonal offices and at headquarters in Abuja, the staff of the MDCN come to work committed to our mission and focused on providing exceptional regulatory services.
We shall, this year, be testing and applying new strategies for organizational renewal and growth, particularly in the area of employing Information Technology (IT) in the delivery of our services. Our ever-growing challenges demand that we modernize our approach to problem-solving. The MDCN shall improve on the content of its Newsletter, make its production more regular and publish it in our web portal, to keep all stakeholders abreast with developments in the MDCN. This will be one of the ways we communicate with our numerous stakeholders.
We have not forgotten that MDCN can only achieve its mandate by working with the various states of the Federation of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory; the Nigerian Medical Association, the Nigerian Dental Association and other stakeholders. We are determined to improve collaboration with these groups of people to improve on the delivery of health services to Nigerians and all persons who live in Nigeria.
The new era at the MDCN promises to be exciting, with your continuous support to our job of regulating the Medical, Dental and Alternative Medicine professions. My hope is that you all will join us on this journey.