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FG partners more to unlock potentials of traditional herbal medicine in Nigeria –Dr Ogbonaya Onu



The federal government has reiterated its readiness to partner with notable traditional medicine practitioners so as to unlock more secrets of herbs in the country for health purpose and for export.

The minster of science and technology Dr Ogbonaya Onu made this known on Thursday in Abuja during a courtesy visit by one of the trado medical practioner from Cross Rivers State.

Herbal Medicine

Dr Onu who during the visit stressed the importance of traditional medicine also said the ministry would be happy to promote local trado medical practitioners since the country cannot continue to import herbs when the ones in the country are of superior quality.

The minister also promised to lease with the ministry of health to further move the promotion and harnessing of local herbs forward to improve health, create jobs and generate revenue.

Earlier the founder of clear eye vision and traditional medicine practitioner Dr Kizito Ikoh giving credentials of those he had treated with the herbs made also disclosed that he with the aid of locally sourced herbs can treat glaucoma, high blood pressure (HBP), cancer and other ailments.

Also on same day the minister also played host to the committee for Nigeria legion 2020 emblem appeal fund.

During the visit the representative of the legion Air Vice Marshal Adebola Adekunle said the fund generated would be used for the welfare of families of military personnel of the Airforce, Navy and Army or who were killed or incapacitated during any crisis/war in the defence of their fatherland.

Dr Ogbonaya Onu being decorated with the 2020 Armed Forces Emblem by AVM Adekunle

The minister of science and technology Dr Ogbonaya Onu in his remark lauded the sacrifices of the military in the defence of the territorial integrity of the nation within, in the ECOWAS sub region, in Africa and across the world from the 1st and 2nd world war, civil war, Liberia amongst others.

He also promised that the ministry would work closely with the military in all areas possible to ensure they discharge their duties to the best of their ability.