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Friday, 26 March 2021

Ogun alternate medicine board seeks NSCDC support on enforcement

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The stride  by  Ogun State  Alternate Medicine Board to  ensure adequate security  for a hitch_free inspection and enforcement  exercise to various facilities  will require the support of  the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) , the Board Chairman, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye has said. 


Balogun Olaleye who  stated  this during a visit to the Corps Head Office in Abeokuta , noted that  the activities of the Board is civil in nature, hence, the need to  partner with it. 
      
He said the law that established the Board empowered it to register  and license any Alternate Medicine operation, while security  official is expected to carryout  enforcement with whoever fail to comply with the Board's directive, reiterating the State government's commitment  to improving the overall health sector. 
    
Contributing, the Secretary /Registrar of the Board, Dr. Kafayat Lawal, said findings had shown that 85 per cent of  Nigerian population are  accessing Alternate medicine treatment,  through the use of herbs  and spiritual interventions, adding that rules a d regulations guiding its operations should be properly adhere to. 

      
Responding, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),Hammed  Abolurin affirmed that both Orthodox and Alternate medine are essential to maintain good living, saying operations of the sector should  not  be taken with levity. 
 
'' I want to use this opportunity to appreciate Governor Dapo Abiodun for his ingenuity to create a Board that will focus on how well the practice of Alternate Medicine can be enhanced for the benefit of our people and the world in general '', the Commandant said. 
  
Abolurin who regarded creation of the Board as a plus to the  Prince Dapo led administration in the provision of qualitative and efficient health care services, pledged the Corps assistant in achieving the policy thrust of the Board.