Ogun Alternate Medicine Board Sets Up Advisory Committee To Checkmate Ritual Killings - EDU-BIZNEWS


Monday, March 21, 2022

Ogun Alternate Medicine Board Sets Up Advisory Committee To Checkmate Ritual Killings

 A 42-man Advisory Committee has been inaugurated by  Ogun State Alternate Medicine Board (OGAMB) to  promote genuine and quality service delivery and curb the disturbing trend of ritual killings

Chairman of the Board, Balogun Nurudeen Olaleye while inaugurating the Committee in Abeokuta, said that it would also ensure  regular monitoring and screening of Alternate Medicine Practitioners before being certified

He explained that the move would enable the Board to have a well-coordinated and verified records of practitioners in accordance with the rules and regulations guiding its conduct.

Olaleye who decried the increase in ritual killings said it had affected the socio-economic growth of the country, noting that the Board would not sit back and watch some fake practitioners and miscreants bastardise alternate medicine practice.

According to him, the Committee’s responsibilities include  recommending  qualified practitioners and certifying them as members, detecting  quacks, as well as those who indulge in money rituals, among other corrupt practices.

 "The present administration in the State is striving to improve the health sector towards providing affordable and quality healthcare services to the people of the State within their localities. We have decided to inaugurate this Committee to guide the practice of Alternate Medicine and to sanitise what our forefathers consider to be precious to them. We will not fold our arms and allow some deviants to tarnish the image of this profession“, he stated

Responding, a member of the Committee, the Oluwo Ifa of Ogun State, Chief (Dr.) Ifashola Anipupo commended the State Government for its effort in the health sector and for recognising Alternate Medicine and its practitioners, assuring that the Committee would perform accordingly.

Also speaking at the innaguration, Chiefs (Mrs) Yeye Abatan Oreagba appreciated the efforts of the present administion in the state for promoting Alternate Medicine practice in the state in line with global best practices while applouding the board members  for their total dedication to Services

She assured that the practitioners would not let them dawn.

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