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Imo NANTMP excos inaugurated

Johnkennedy Uzoma, Owerri.

The newly-elected executive members of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTIP), Imo State chapter, has been inaugurated with a charge to join hands in the promotion of traditional Medicine in the state.

Deputy National President of NANTMP, Dr. Igene Mutairo, gave the charge while inaugurating the state chapter, in Owerri.

He advised them to shun any form of witch-hunting of members and come together as one body in order to move the association forward.

Mutairo urged all members of the association to cooperate with the Ministry of Health as a measure toward the promotion of traditional medicine especially now that government have given them more opportunities to showcase their skill to help the nation.

He said that there was every need for every member to register with the Ministry of Health because of the current data assemblage of all practitioners in the country.

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In his acceptance speech after his inauguration, chairman of NANTMP in the state, Chief John Amarachi, thanked the members for electing them into office.

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He assured that his tenure would focus on sanitisation of the traditional medicine practice in the state to ensure that things are done properly.

He said that to ensure effective sanitisation, a task force that would be saddled with the duties to check all forms of anomalies in the practice would be put in place.

He assured his administration’s determination to compel on the government to create a national board that would regulate the activities of the association.

He challenged his members on the need for them to engage themselves on intensive research to produce drugs adding that henceforth certificate would be issued to registered members who has kept faith with the association and maintained  their stand in the promotion of traditional medicine practitioners in the state.

He assured his resolve to introduce one member one drug, adding that such policy would awaken the consciousness of members to devote more time for research.

While soliciting for the support of members, he advised them to ensure they register with the association and remain fully involved in the activities of the association to move it forward.

Highlight of the inaugurating was the taking of an oat of office administered by the National Legal Adviser, Barr. Sanusi Umar.