The Association was formed at Ibadan ( Adeoye Hospital ) in May 1958, and she 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 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;
A. Nationally elected officers –
i. President, ii. 1st Vice-President,
iii. 2nd Vice President,
iv. National Secretary,
v. Assistant National Secretaries 1 & 2,
vii. Financial Secretary
viii Public Relations Officer.
B. The Immediate Past President
C. The Immediate Past National Secretary
D. The immediate past Treasurer
E. Branch Representatives
F. Registrar, Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria
G. 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
Dates Presidents Secretaries
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
PRESESNT OFFICERS OF COUNCIL
President : Dr. Mark Okeji
Vice President 1 :MR. Ikamaise Valentine
Vice President 2 : MR. Otu Emerson
National Secretary : MR. Dambele Musa
Assistant Secretary 1 : MR .Adejoh Tom
Assistant Secretary 2 : MR. Aja,Kelechi, Chima
Financial Secretary : Chief Odumeru Emmanuel
Treasurer : Ugwuja Mabel
Public Relations Officer : Sule Joshua John
OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL
The Immediate Past President :Prince Ayodele Okhiria
The immediate past Secretary : Mrs. Balogun Elizabeth
The immediate past Treasurer : MR .Udoh Imoh
Registrar/CEO RRBN : Mr. Okpaleke