Herbalists in Osun State have gotten a boost with Governor Rauf Aregbesola assuring herbalists of his willingness to promote indigenous means of healing, with the inauguration of the Board of Traditional Medicine in the state.
Aregbesola acknowledged that traditional medicine has been of tremendous assistance to the black race.
The governor who was represented by Dr. Rafiu Kusamotu, said the state government would assist the herbalists in standardizing their practice in the interest of the well-being of the people of the state.
Aregbesola charged the herbalists on proper hygiene in the preparation of herbs that are meant for human consumption so as to prevent avoidable disease.
The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Akinyinka Esho, said the selection of members of the board was based on merit and he called for the cooperation of the herbalists.
Chairman of the board, Chief Kayode Esuleke, told his colleagues to pay the sum of 5,000 Naira as practicing fees, as stipulated by the state government so as to obtain the license to operate.
He then warned members of the Traditional Medicine Association to always abide by the code and guidelines of the profession.