Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board (OGAMB) has put in place necessary machinery to begin full enforcement of all practitioners of native medicine in a bid to uncover quacks and quackery misrepresenting the good will across the State.
According to the Board Chairman. Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye during 2021 end of the year stakholderds meeting and review of the Board’s activities over the year, held at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta the State capital.
Mr. Olaleye, noted that it would further enable them to grasp the basic guidelines as well as the Board’s modus operandi for a better result.
“The enforcement which will commence in third week in January 2022 made Board to put in place necessary logistics and awareness campaign programme that would ensure re-orientation training and workshop for all the practitioners across the state.
“part of the rules that established the board stipulates that, it must enforce its operational laws on all practitioners in the state, which includes, registeration of members for effective monitoring, Stressing that, the registration with the board is very key and important in other to develop the data base for individual practitioners and enable Board to monitor there activities.
” we have been working with all the necessary security Agency and held meeting with the key stakeholders on Alternate Medicine in the state. And after due consultations with all the concerned bodies from both Government and private sector a date was fixed for the enforcement which will expose those that failed to register with the board.”
Speaking at the meeting, Yeye Abatan Oreagba of Ogun State, appreciated the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for Supporting the Native healers and Traditional believers hence applauded the Board Chairman Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye and other Board members for their selfless Services and commiitment at ensuring that the Sub-Sector stand-out successfully and particularly the best cordinated Board in Nigeria.
In his response, Chief Samson Soyoye , Congratulates the Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board Chairman and members for promoting the state Alternate medicine board to enviable height at any given opportunity.
” the Board is among the front burner in the country, competing favourably with some Boards that had been established 15 to 40 years ago”.
He Urged practitionals in the state to support the state plan at registering all practitioners by registering with the Board before the enforcement date.
“I appreciated the State governor Prince Dapo Abiodun and the Board Chairman for promoting Alternate Medicine in the state to national synosure despite the fact that, the Board was one of the youngest and newly created Alternate Medicine Board in Nigeria but had performed beyond expectations, I know that their Support for Board’s full enforcement among others initiatives at sanitizing the sub-sector in achieving its set objetives in Ogun State” he noted.
However, to achieve a successful enforcemht across the state, the Board has given enough time to all practitioners to register and mobilise themselves so as to identify qualified members and reduce incidence of criminality in the practice of alternate medicine in Ogun State.