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Herbalists Remind Buhari Of Campaign Promises

Posted: Dec 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Bauchi

Traditional medicine practitioners in Nigeria have reminded President Muhammadu Buhari of his campaign promise of providing employment for the teeming youths.

Chairman of the Bauchi South Zonal Chairman of the Association of Traditional Medicine of Nigeria, Dr. Gambo Abdullahi Bababa, stated this while speaking with journalists in Bauchi on said thousands of graduates of tertiary institutions, school dropouts and unskilled youths have been roaming the streets with no hope of either getting jobs or becoming self-reliance.

It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had during his electioneering campaigns tour to Bauchi amid the tumultuous reception from the youths, pledged to salvage the youths from the shackle of joblessness.

He noted that six months into the President’s first term tenure, there is no visible sign or machinery set in motion to salvage the youths from the bond of want and joblessness.

He said “If the elected representatives at various levels were incapacitated to perform the responsibilities bestowed on them by the electorates, then there is every need for recall to curve their governance or legislative idleness”.

Bababa stressed the need for synergy between the traditional medicine healers and the orthodox in the quest to provide the much-needed healthcare services to the doorstep of the common man.

“Traditional medicine healers and orthodox doctors are birds of the same feathers, both the local and orthodox medicine are from same substances, which are trees, leaves and alike, they only differ in preparation and chemical combinations”, he said.

Bababa thereby solicited the support and assistance of the Bauchi state government especially finance provision and logistics such as office accommodation, as well as creating an educational fora where the association members and orthodox doctors will under a unified umbrella sit to exchange ideas on ways to move the duo and their professions forward.