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An appeal has   gone to the Federal Government ,  Health Organizations and other relevance donor  health agencies to support  Ogun State Government, on the newly created Alternate Medicine Board, to achieve its purpose of establishment. 

This appeal  was made by a popular yoruba actor, Chief Yemi Elebuibon, while delivering  a lecture tagged: The Effect of Alternate Medicine and Practice in Combating Present World Health Problems, at a stakeholders' meeting of Alternate Medicine Practitioners in Ogun State , held at the June 12 Cultural Center, Kuto, Abeokuta.saying the initiative of having the Board   was a laudable one.
Elebuibon emphasized the need to mobilize resources for the State, adding that it would go along way in  solving 75 percent of the country's health challenges internally, thereby saving  Federal Government cost of  importating drugs. 

His words" Let me congratulates people of Ogun State and the government of the day for taking this bolder steps to join the rest of the world in search for Alternate Medicine in  solving citizens health problems since COVID _19 had thought the world a lesson. It is necessary for us to look inward and make use of what we are endowed  with for the treatments of any diseases or ailment, in accordance with our custorms and traditions. 
It is time for us all to come back home and embrace our own things, especially our reach culture that many of the country of the world are looking up to. 

Declaring the meeting open, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, represented by his deputy,  Engr. Noimot Salako_Oyedele ,said necessary arrangement for the development and operatioalisation of Alternate Medicine practice in Ogun State had been put in place, including laboratory facilities and research centers.

The Governor charged the Board to work in accordance with the rules and regulations guiding its establishment, saying the government would not condone any act of illegality and abuse. 

In her welcome address the State 
Commissioner for Health Dr. Tomi Coker , who was represented at the event by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health  Dr. Tayo Lawal , appreciated the guest Speaker for the  gesture, calling  on the practitioners to create rooms for cross fertilization of ideas  with orthodox counterpart for a result oriented efforts. 
In his address , 

Meanwhile, the chairman Alternate Medicine Board Ogun State , Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye , commended Prince Dapo Abiodun for the appointment , assuring that the Board would strive to achieve the purpose of its establishment. 

Contributing, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health Dr........... Ayinde said the Ministry would give assistance for the successful take off of its activities, in the area of training and retraining of the practitioners, among others. 
Dolapo Jinad
Press Officer Alternate Medicine


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