By Dolapo Jinad
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 o 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.
Press Officer Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board