OUR ASSOCIATION IS DECENT, TRUTHFUL AND WE DON’T HARBOUR DECEIT — CHIEF OGUNYEMI,BAASEGUN GENERAL,N.A.M.H.

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The Baasegun General of Association of Nigeria Medical Herbalist,Ogun State chapter, Chief Morayo Ogunyemi has described the body as a decent, disciplined and resourceful one that would not tolerate or not harbour deceitful or dupers.

Chief Ogunyemi made this assertion in an interview during the monthly meeting of the association held in Sagamu, Remo Ogun State.

He stated that the body, formed in 1941 has been proffering cures and solutions to ailments and diseases through the use of herbs, shrubs and roots.

The frontline medical herbalist added that its membership which cut across Ogun state is always in conformity with rules and regulations of the state in its practices.

On the recent approval of the Board of Alternative medicine Practitioners, he commended the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration for the approval, expressing happiness that dream of their founding fathers and frontrunners in the trado-medicine has become a reality during his leadership as the Baasegun General of Ogun State.

Speaking on some of the chanllenges facing the association and practice of traditional herbal medicine, Chief Adesanya Adelaja decried the stance and attitude of orthodox medical practitioners to them and their practices. He enjoined the medical practitioners to see trado-medicine practioners as partners in progress ,who are ever ready to ensure better and healthy living for the people in the state in particular and Nigeria in general.

The Egbeji iseegun Ologunoro of Ogun- state who is a former-Police Officer, said the association always held constant interactions and meetings with the Police so as to distinguish bona fide members from those fake and untrained intruders with ulterior motives of duping or wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting general public or those who might be out to deliberately dent the image of the genuine practitioners.

On dosage and packaging, he declared vehemently that the herbal medicine practitioners had always had measurement. He stated that in those days of yore, they had different gauges, adding that they had even improved on it now since many of those materials used are no longer available or as a result of development, improvement in the medical initiatives and researchers just like that of Orthodox medicine practices

Chief Adelaja advised members of the association, especially the up coming ones not to engage in deceit and other forms of vices that could dent their image and that of the practitioners.

In her contributions the YeYeluwa of the association, Chief Morenike Mustapha,who has been in the practice of trado- medicine for over 30 years, enjoined women in the trade to always be subservient to their husband as it is by doing this they can attain greater heights in the practice.

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