Doka promises to complete traditional medicine practitioners’ mapping
President of National Association of Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP), Dr. Peter Doka, has promised to complete the mapping of traditional medicine practitioners in the country, to ensure rational manufacture of traditional medicine products with proven quality, safety and efficacy.
The new NANTMP president made this statement in his acceptance speech after his election in Abuja, yesterday.
In light of this, he expressed the need for the association to work closely with the Ministry of Health, soliciting the Federal Government’s cooperation, as well as that of his members, to achieve this feat.
He also promised to carry his members along in the discharge of his responsibility.
Earlier, the Oath Commissioner, Sharafa Yusuf, charged all the officers to leave by the oath they had taken and do justice to the people under their watch.
The election, which was held at the Raw Materials and Development Council on August 17, 2023, had observers from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Presidency.
In his vote of thanks, the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Shehu Adamu, thanked the delegates for their maturity which saw a peaceful conduct of the election and assured them of a cordial working relationship with the new executive council.
Other members of the new exco include David Osometha (Secretary General), Sunday Uwadiaye (Deputy President), Zahradeen Haruna (Vice President, North West), Dr. Nelson Idiakpona (Vice President, South South), Paul Nwanne (Treasurer) and Dr. Gowin Lemchi (Publicity Secretary).
Traditional medicine is the knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the maintenance of health and in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.
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