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FG Advocates For Inclusion Of Traditional Medicine In School Curriculum

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The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Mrs Monilola Udoh has advocated for traditional medicine to be included in the School curriculum to enable Nigerians develop interest in the Health susb sector.
Mrs Udoh said this when the Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (NTMPA) paid her a courtesy visit  in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary in a signed statement by Atuora Obed ,Deputy Director,Press and public Relations stated that traditional medicine if properly developed will not only eliminate medical tourism but will be a great source of revenue generation for Nigeria.
She further said that development of Traditional medicine will improve the scientific, research and innovation sector in the country.

Udoh noted that traditional medicine is pure undiluted and organic natural medicine which is provided by God and will be an alternative medicine to Nigerians, adding that traditional medicine should be included in the school curriculum in order to avail the children its importance in our health and national growth.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Science, Technology and Innovation Plateau state, Honourable Gyang Dung Musa who introduced the Association to the Ministry, noted that traditional medicine has been of immense health benefit to Nigerians.   

Gyang Musa however called on the Federal Government to remove the Association from the Federal Ministry of Health and place her under the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation for the desired development.   
Meanwhile, the president of the Association Dr. Peter Luke Dako highlighted what the nation and indeed stands to benefit from  traditional medicine while also indicating challenges such as office accommodation, registration with NAFDAC among others which have been hindering the progress of the Association.
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