Amidst hardship, unemployment, National Association of Herbal Medicine Employer (NAHME) creates 1500 direct jobs








Amidst economic challenges in the country, the leadership of National Association of Herbal Medicine Employers (NAHME) has appealed to everyone to join hands with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s regime in tackling hardship in the land.

Similarly he said, “Let us all work together to support the government of the day to make things better, we hope as Naira has startes appreciating, it will continue to appreciate and prices of goods and services will come down.

“We all need to say no to crime because those that are thinking of committing crimes are only making things worse.”

“With the biting hardship in the country, we are appealing to everyone for understanding and urged them to join hands with the action of this regime to restore the economy back at its feet.

Even as in it declared that despite the hardship and rate of unemployment, the union has been able to create 1,500 direct jobs and numerous indirect jobs.

Just as the union appealed to Nigerians to see natural medicine remains a viable alternative to tackle ailments, especially now when cost of Western medicine has gone out reach of many people.

The NAHME Lagos State Chairman, Dr
(Dr) Ajibola Emmanuel, made this call during the formal inauguration of the union into the umbrella of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State Council.

Moreover, Ajibola, admitted that the body is concerned with the pains of people based on their inability to get the needed healthcare following the high. He counselled such people to try herbal medicine as better alternative.

“Concerned on high cost of things including pharmaceutical products, we need to cherish our traditional medicine and also have it at the back of our minds that all the Western medicines are also from leaves and herbs as well.”

Likewise he stressed “our natural herbs are not bad at all and we need to really learn to put them to use by giving it a chance to see the light of day by those in need of medications so that they can realise that they don’t have to depend their life alone on Western drugs whereas the cure they need is at the backyard of their house.”

Speaking on what should be done by government for national recognition of herbal medicine, Ajibola called on Federal Government and agency in charge of registration, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to make things more easier for smooth registration of new products, after they are tested and satisfied for the genuineness of the herbal products, adding this another way “we want Federal Government help for us.

“We need easy access for practicionals into registration desk of NAFDAC for approval for our members after thorough examinations of products for safety.”

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