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FEC silent on Lekki shootings, approves traditional medicine council

by Kunle Awosiyan
Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Executive Council has approved plans to establish a Council for Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine Practice in Nigeria.

The objective of a bill the cabinet endorsed on Wednesday is to take traditional and complementary medicine out of obscurity and give it a profile to institutionalise it.

The cabinet also ratified Nigeria’s membership of the International Coffee Organisation giving legitimacy  to an Agreement
signed in Two Thousand and eight State House Correspondent.

Traditional and complementary medicine has been institutionalised in countries like China and India.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the flanks of conventional medical practitioners as up till date no drug regime has been certified as a cure for the disease

Despite the call for home-grown solutions, the lack of standardisation has made it difficult to confidently adopt these remedies and by doing so acknowledge the value in our traditional medicines.

This bill intends to upscale and regulate the practice of traditional medicine

Meanwhile the council of Ministers ratified the International Coffee agreement making Nigeria a full member of the International Coffee Organisation and giving it access to some benefits

Also on Wednesday the cabinet approved the National Policy on Plastic Waste Management in Nigeria.

But what was so glaring, given the rather mundane nature of these approvals, was the Council’s failure to address the attacks on unarmed ENDSARS protesters in Lekki Lagos on Tuesday


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