The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board has commissioned its first zonal office in Ikorodu.
It says that the zonal office will help practitioners in Ikorodu extend the gains of traditional medicine to the people of Ikorodu and environs.
Speaking at the opening, the Chairman of the Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board, Prof. Adebukunola Adefule-Ositelu, urged the practitioners to keep and maintain the edifice by taking ownership of it as against seeing it as government-owned.
She also enjoined all stakeholders within Ikorodu and environs for more support to have more developmental projects and laudable initiatives.
She said, “Don’t engage in any disagreement, unite for a strong purpose, speak with one voice, and I can assure you that by so doing, you will attract the attention of the government for more impactful projects.”
Adefule-Ositelu said that the board is currently working on the standardization and certification of drugs.
She, however, stressed that while that is ongoing, all practitioners should be compliant with the requirements of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
The Registrar of the Board, Mr. Olorunkemi Kadiku, clarified the strategic position of Ikorodu as regards easy access, explaining that all activities of the board are now going to be offered at the new office.
In his remarks, the Chairman, TBAs Ikorodu West, Chief Dosu Joseph, was full of thanks to the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, for his insistence on practitioners to stick to the government’s directive.
He expressed his excitement over the completion of the project that was conceived in 2018.