⁠⁠⁠UNILORIN Don urge FG to develop “Naija Traditional Medicine” policy

 

Federal government has been urged to develop traditional medicine systems that should be appropriately tagged “Naija Traditional Medicine” as well as also beef up regulatory mechanisms to further enhance efficacy.

This was disclosed on Thursday by a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Ilorin,  Musa Yakubu, while delivering 163rd Inaugural lecture of the university entitled :”Knocking Down The Barriers To four O’clock Activities And Reproductive Inadequacies”.

The Don also advocated for the establishment of synergy between modern health workers through collaborative ventures with traditional healers and relevant NGOs by having close supervision and monitoring of herbal treatment.

According to him,  “Herbal remedies should begin to carry proper warning labels that enable consumers to know the contents of their remedies and unlabeled products on the shelf should be looked at with suspicion.

” Management and conservation of our indigenous plants as well as Co commercialization and exportation of herbal remedies is hereby advocated. National Agency for Good Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and other relevant agencies should step up their regulatory mechanisms to make Nigerian herbal products meet good manufacturing practices and global standards. ”

While speaking on the need for couples to be sensitized not be pretending when discussing sexual Matters with their partners, the varsity Don said:”The discourse on sexual and reproductive issues should no longer be regarded as taboo, subject of controversy and extreme secrecy since they are essential parts of quality of life.

“Sex is the most powerful creative force given to man. People should not play carelessly with this powerful force outside the bounds of marriage.  If they do, it will destroy them and those close to them.”

Prof. Yakubu however stressed the need for the present generation to bridge the gap with the old people of the rich cultural heritage of traditional medicine by learning art.

At the well attended lecture, the Don further recommended that “There should be be accurate and sufficient data on the prevalence of sexual dysfunction and and in identifying risk factors for prevention efforts.  The development of compendium of indigenous plants with potential and clinical benefits for reproductive heath is hereby advocated.

He also emphasised on the importance of herbal remedies in the management of several types of sexual Inadequacies such as disorders of arousal, libido, erectile,  dysfunction, premature ejaculations,  failure to detumescence among others in males and females.

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