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The Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON), established by Decree 91 of 1993 (now ICCON ACT, CAP I.12 LFN 2004), is a professional regulatory body statutorily charged with the responsibility of regulating the teaching and professional best practice of Chemistry profession in Nigeria. ICCON is a parastatal of Federal Ministry of Health.
Since 1946 when Nigeria’s first chemistry graduate, the late Professor Stephen Oluwole Awokoya bagged his B.Sc from the University of London, the country has produced generations of chemists for various sectors of the economy. But there was yet no government recognized regulatory body to regulate the practice of chemists in Nigeria.
- The agitation by Nigerian chemists to get certification can be traced back to the early 1980s. This clamour, which was mainly under the aegis of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), reached a climax in 1992 when the CSN, under the Presidency of a renowned environmental chemist, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo mandated one of its founding fathers and senior Fellows, Mr. Daniel Alifa Akoh to prepare a position paper to be presented to the Federal Government, outlining the role of chemists in Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
The decade – long campaign finally bore fruit in 1993 when Decree 91 establishing ICCON was signed into law by erstwhile military President, General Ibrahim Babangida. Subsequently, the Institute’s first Governing Council was elected during the Annual International Conference of the CSN in Warri, Delta State in 1995. This pioneer Council was under the Chairmanship of the renowned Professor of analytical and environmental chemistry, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo.
2020 ICCON FELLOWSHIP INVESTITURE
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Dear Esteemed members, please be informed that the Institute’s 13th MCPD & INDUCTION/FELLOWSHIP INVESTITURE comes up on the 4th & 5th March, 2020. Interested members with a minimum of 15 years post
Meet the ICCON Registrar
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Jwalshik Wilford (.born September 3, 1968.) is a professional Nigerian chemist. He is the third substantive Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (.ICCON.
ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT (.pdf file is available in the downloads tab.)
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ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT The Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (.ICCON.) is established by ICCON Act CA