As the World Health Organisation (WHO) marks the African Traditional Medicine Day, the Lagos State Assembly has re-affirmed its support for traditional medicine practitioners in the area of primary health care delivery in the state.
Chairman, House Committee on Health Services, Suru Avoseh, who played host to members of the association yesterday, said the state government is aware of the enormous contributions of traditional medicine to the health care system in the country.
“We thank you for your efforts, and we assure you of our support for the betterment of the state,” he said.
Earlier, chairman of the association, Mr. Wahab Oshodi, solicited for a special annual budget for the promotion of traditional medicine among other incentives like appointment of capable traditional medicine practitioner from their association as chairman of Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board. “Some of our interest is to promote and contribute to the economy of the state in form of research, forestry management, wildlife management and bio diversity,” he said.
He said their visit to the House was part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of the association.