ABEOKUTA – Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye, Board Chairman, Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board has said stride by the organisation to ensure adequate security for a hitch-free inspection and enforcement exercise to various facilities in the state will require the support of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by Dolapo Jinad, Press Officer, Alternate Medicine Board, Balogun Olaleye who stated this during a recent 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 NSCDC.
Balogun Olaleye said the law that established the Board empowered it to register and license any Alternate Medicine operation, while security official is expected to carry out enforcement with whoever fail to comply with the Board’s directive, reiterating the State government’s commitment to improving the overall health sector.
He noted that findings had shown that 65 per cent of Nigerian population are accessing Alternate medicine treatment, through the use of herbs interventions, adding that rules and regulations guiding its operations should be properly adhere to.
Responding, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Alhaji Hammid Abodunrin 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.
Abodunrin who regarded creation of the Board as a plus to the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration in the provision of qualitative and efficient health care services, pledged the Corps’ support in achieving the policy thrust of the Board.