In 2003, Dr. Lovett Lowson’s set up a laboratory at the basement of Zankli Medical Centre in Abuja to support his Ph.D. research project. It later became the first of such laboratory for the diagnosis of TB and DR TB in the FCT. As a result, it supports the country in its first TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) survey in Nigeria. Dr. Lovett Lawson retired as CMD of Zankli Medical Centre in 2014 and felt the need to explore new challenges. This lead to movement of the laboratory to an institution where it could continue to give the same or even better services. As a visiting Associate Professor at Bingham University then, he rosed to the position of chair in Community Medicine. Zankli Research Laboratory was renamed Zankli Research Centre in Bingham University reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor under the pioneering directorship of Prof Lovett Lawson. The Centre continues to enjoy support from IHVN and other partners through the NTBLCP funded by Global Fund. The center has trained staffs and capacity to conducting microscopy using LED FM, solid and liquid culture and Molecular detection of TB. It is the first facility to have a functional MGIT BACTEC 960 an automated machine for the culture of TB in the country. It was also the first to use the GeneXpert platform for the molecular diagnosis of TB. It served as a research laboratory for Masters and Ph.D. students both locally and internationally. The center activities and international collaboration had lead to the publishing of several peer-reviewed papers and award of research grants.