The Ogun State Alternate Medicine Practitioners hav been admonished to continue to embrace the modern practices in line with government directives and policy of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as complementing the efforts of the scientific medicine practitioners.
This admonition was given by the Chairman Ogun State House of Assembly Service Commission, Hon. Waliu Taiwo, during the swearing-in of the new executive members of Ogun State Traditional Healers Association, held at the State College of Nursing and Sciences Hall, Federal Medical Centre, Idi- Aba, Abeokuta.
Hon. Taiwo urged the practitioners in the sub- sector to embrace all the policies put in place by the Ogun State government, to further enhance their profession and provide accessible, affordable and quality Healthcare services to the citizens of the State, saying the scientific practitioners cannot achieve the service required all alone, hence the need for alternative interventions.
In her remark, the Executive Secretary, Dr. Kafayat Lawal, who also doubles as Registrar of the Board, represented by Mrs. Ola Sobande, applauded the association for their good conduct since its establishment, imploring the newly appointed executives to continue the legacies of their predecessors in promoting the best practices.
She assured them of government support at all times as long as they comply with the rules and regulations guiding the practice in the State, adding that the present administration in the state will not relent in its efforts to promote the practice to world-class best in no distant time.
Speaking on behalf of members of the association, the Oba Isegun General for Remo, Chief Olaseni Adeokun, appreciated the leadership of OGAMB, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye for the active role played in stabilising the association in the State.
Responding, the new President Ogun State Traditional Healers Association, High Chief , Ademola Akanbi , appreciated members of the association for the great honour bestowed on him and other executive elected to lead the association to greater heights among others, assuring that he would not condone ethnicity or tribalism.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman planning Committee OSTHA , Chief Oyenuga Emmanuel, appreciated the present administration for supporting the board, expressing gratitude to Almighty God for witnessing the day. He thanked Governor Dapo Abiodun for his passionate concern for resuscitating Ogun State Alternate Medicine that had been in the record of the State as Agency since , “promulgated State Edict” 1990 no2 schedule 1 (Section 7). He also commended Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye for effectively managing the affiars of the board well.
Speaking on behalf of the members of the association, the Oba lsegun general for Remo, Chief, Olaseni Adeokun, appreciated the leadership of the pioneer Chairman OGAMB Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye for his active role in establishing the association and ensuring smooth transition among the members. “Kudos to the founding fathers for persuading us to listen to the representative of WHO in 1986 asking us to form the association purposely to take care of people health in an indigenous ways and manners as health sectors required more hands.”