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                                     Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria Mandate

The Medical and Dental professions in Nigeria are regulated by the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap 221 (now Cap M8) Laws of Federation of Nigeria 1990 which sets up the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria with the following mandates:

  1. Regulation of training in Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in Nigeria
  2. Regulation of Medical, Dental and Alternative Medicine practice in Nigeria.
  3. Determination of the knowledge and skills of these professionals.
  4. Regulation and control of Laboratory Medicine in Nigeria.


Our Mission Statement: “To regulate the practice of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in the most efficient manner that safeguards best healthcare delivery for Nigerians” underlies these Mandates.

Our Vision:  “To be the foremost Professional Regulatory body in Nigeria!”

The Act (Medical and Dental Practitioners Act Cap 221 (now Cap M8) Laws of Federation of Nigeria 1990) which sets up the MDCN charges the council with the following responsibilities.
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